Friday, November 02, 2007

House 08: GOP Has Well-Funded Challengers

CQ Politics reports that the five challengers in 2008 who have raised the most money for their races are all Republican. They hold six of the top ten spots:

  1. Jim Ryun, R, Kansas’ 2nd, $880,000 ( Nancy Boyda , D)

  2. Sandy Treadwell, R, New York’s 20th, $822,000 ( Kirsten Gillibrand , D)

  3. Francisco “Quico” Canseco, R, Texas’ 23rd, $819,000 ( Ciro D. Rodriguez , D)

  4. Andrew Saul, R, New York’s 19th, $782,000 ( John Hall , D)

  5. Deborah Honeycutt, R, Georgia’s 13th, $708,000 ( David Scott , D)

I predict again: the GOP is more likely to gain House seats in 2008 than to lose them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While former Rep. Ryun has raised a considerable amount, he has also spent "like a drunken sailor". He is running a national direct mail campaign, which is to say the least an interesting strategy in these digital times....

Also of note, he has less COH than his primary opponent.