Oct 16, 2018

28 Democrats raised three times as much as their GOP challengers

Lucy McBath, Democratic candidate in Georgia. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vanity Fai

Between July and September, Democrats running in 28 competitive House races raised over three times as much money as their Republican challengers, per CNN's Fredreka Schouten and David Wright. These Democrats raised a collective $69.6 million compared to the GOP's $21.4 million.

Why it matters: This follows the trend we've been tracking all cycle long — the Democratic base is fired up and donating to candidates and committees in record numbers.

Two of the Axios 8 for 2018 candidates raised $1.39 million in the third quarter, per FEC filings: West Virginia's Richard Ojeda and Florida's Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

One more thing: Lucy McBath, who's running in Georgia's 6th district, raised $961,908 during the same three months. For comparison, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York raised $800,438.

Go deeper: Most campaign contributions come from outside candidates' districts

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