Top Senate Fundraisers

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat, announced his candidacy for the party nomination for the Arizona Senate. He tops the 4th Quarter fundraisers list.

By Jim Ellis

Feb. 10, 2020
— Continuing to look at the just released 4th Quarter fundraising figures, below is a chart of the top Senate candidates (30) who raised more than $1 million in the previous quarter.

Of the top 30 Senate fundraisers, 17 are Democrats and 13 are Republicans. The incumbent to non-incumbent ratio is the same as the partisan division, 17 incumbents versus 13 non-incumbents pertaining to the $1 million-plus 4th Quarter 2019 fundraisers. The top two 4th Quarter fundraisers — Arizona retired astronaut Mark Kelly and retired Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath — are both Democratic challengers.

Among the top 10 Senate fundraisers, both parties place five candidates in the category. In 10 states, opponents both exceeded the $1 million receipt mark for the quarter just ended.

SENATE RECEIPTS (In Millions)

CANDIDATE PARTY STATE INCOME COH
KELLY, MARK D AZ $6.219 $13.609
McGRATH, AMY D KY $6.152 $9.133
McCONNELL, MITCH R KY $4.587 $11.579
McSALLY, MARTHA R AZ $3.990 $7.660
GRAHAM, LINDSEY R SC $3.837 $10.337
HARRISION, JAIME D SC $3.553 $4.700
JAMES, JOHN R MI $3.532 $6.085
GIDEON, SARA D ME $3.439 $2.778
HICKENLOOPER, JOHN D CO $2.756 $3.216
CORNYN, JOHN R TX $2.697 $12.117
PETERS, GARY D MI $2.487 $8.037
KENNEDY, JOSEPH D MA $2.405 $5.544
COLLINS, SUSAN R ME $2.228 $7.195
SHAHEEN, JEANNE D NH $2.040 $5.758
GARDNER, CORY R CO $1.969 $7.752
JONES, DOUG D AL $1.898 $5.477
TILLIS, THOM R NC $1.885 $5.307
PERDUE, DAVID R GA $1.838 $7.830
ERNST, JONI R IA $1.676 $4.856
SMITH, TINA D MN $1.670 $3.623
GREENFIELD, T. D IA $1.605 $2.158
CUNNINGHAM, CAL D NC $1.602 $1.701
HAGERTY, BILL R TN $1.504 $3.010
WARNER, MARK D VA $1.490 $7.460
MARKEY, ED D MA $1.387 $4.550
DAINES, STEVE R MT $1.386 $5.037
HEGAR, MJ D TX $1.142 $1.004
SULLIVAN, DAN R AK $1.129 $5.716
BOLLIER, BARBARA D KS $1.067 $0.810
LUJAN, BEN RAY D NM $1.016 $2.001

SENATE CASH ON HAND

CANDIDATE PARTY STATE INCOME COH
KELLY, MARK D AZ $6.219 $13.609
CORNYN, JOHN R TX $2.697 $12.117
McCONNELL, MITCH R KY $4.587 $11.579
GRAHAM, LINDSEY R SC $3.837 $10.337
McGRATH, AMY D KY $6.152 $9.133
PETERS, GARY D MI $2.487 $8.037
PERDUE, DAVID R GA $1.838 $7.830
GARDNER, CORY R CO $1.969 $7.752
McSALLY, MARTHA R AZ $3.990 $7.660
WARNER, MARK D VA $1.490 $7.460
COLLINS, SUSAN R ME $2.228 $7.195
JAMES, JOHN R MI $3.532 $6.085
SHAHEEN, JEANNE D NH $2.040 $5.758
SULLIVAN, DAN R AK $1.129 $5.716
KENNEDY, JOSEPH D MA $2.405 $5.544
JONES, DOUG D AL $1.898 $5.477
TILLIS, THOM R NC $1.885 $5.307
DAINES, STEVE R MT $1.386 $5.037
ERNST, JONI R IA $1.676 $4.856
HARRISION, JAIME D SC $3.553 $4.700
MARKEY, ED D MA $1.387 $4.550
SMITH, TINA D MN $1.670 $3.623
HICKENLOOPER, JOHN D CO $2.756 $3.216
HAGERTY, BILL R TN $1.504 $3.010
GIDEON, SARA D ME $3.439 $2.778
GREENFIELD, T. D IA $1.605 $2.158
LUJAN, BEN RAY D NM $1.016 $2.001
CUNNINGHAM, CAL D NC $1.602 $1.701
HEGAR, MJ D TX $1.142 $1.004
BOLLIER, BARBARA D KS $1.067 $0.810
NAME PARTY ST 94 94
NAME PARTY ST 94 94

SENATE BY STATE

CANDIDATE PARTY STATE INCOME COH
KELLY, MARK D AZ $6.219 $13.609
McSALLY, MARTHA R AZ $3.990 $7.660
HICKENLOOPER, JOHN D CO $2.756 $3.216
GARDNER, CORY R CO $1.969 $7.752
ERNST, JONI R IA $1.676 $4.856
GREENFIELD, T. D IA $1.605 $2.158
McGRATH, AMY D KY $6.152 $9.133
McCONNELL, MITCH R KY $4.587 $11.579
GIDEON, SARA D ME $3.439 $2.778
COLLINS, SUSAN R ME $2.228 $7.195
KENNEDY, JOSEPH D MA $2.405 $5.544
MARKEY, ED D MA $1.387 $4.550
JAMES, JOHN R MI $3.532 $6.085
PETERS, GARY D MI $2.487 $8.037
TILLIS, THOM R NC $1.885 $5.307
CUNNINGHAM, CAL D NC $1.602 $1.701
GRAHAM, LINDSEY R SC $3.837 $10.337
HARRISION, JAIME D SC $3.553 $4.700
CORNYN, JOHN R TX $2.697 $12.117
HEGAR, MJ D TX $1.142 $1.004

THE HOUSE TOP 10

Eight of the top 10 House fundraisers topped $1 million in raised dollars for the quarter just ended. And, the top Republican and Democratic fundraisers are both from the same district, rural Upstate New York’s 21st District. This campaign features three-term incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) and her opponent, former Lawrence County legislator and 2018 nominee Tedra Cobb. Fundraising went off the charts for the two due to Rep. Stefanik’s performance at the House Impeachment hearings.

In the partisan division, seven of the top 10 are Democrats. All but Cobb are incumbents.

CANDIDATE PARTY STATE INCOME COH
STEFANIK, ELISE R NY-21 $3.233 $3.357
NUNES, DEVIN R CA-22 $2.131 $7.191
COBB, TEDRA D NY-21 $2.029 $2.194
OCASIO-CORTEZ, A. D NY-14 $1.952 $2.902
CRENSHAW, DAN R TX-2 $1.552 $2.161
SLOTKIN, ELISSA D MI-8 $1.265 $2.875
ROSE, MAX D NY-11 $1.223 $2.546
PORTER, KATIE D CA-45 $1.020 $2.743
TORRES-SMALL, X. D NM-2 $0.910 $2.302
SPANBERGER, A. D VA-7 $0.910 $2.176

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