Morning Digest: Check out Daily Kos Elections’ 1Q 2019 fundraising roundups for the House and Senate

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar.

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‚óŹ Fundraising: Daily Kos Elections is pleased to present our first quarterly fundraising charts of the 2020 election cycle for both the House and, for the first time, the Senate. Because it’s early days yet, we’ve included every incumbent member of Congress (minus those who’ve already announced retirements) as well as every notable challenger.

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In total, our House roundup covers 480 candidates, including more than 50 early-bird challengers, who so far are split evenly between the parties. And now that the Senate has finally entered the 21st century and begun mandating electronic filing, we’ve been able to gather up reports for 44 candidates. Among them are 15 challengers, with 12 on the Democratic side and three for the GOP.

These filings cover the period from Jan. 1 to March 31 of this year, so candidates who’ve launched campaigns since the reporting deadline haven’t yet had to file fundraising reports. In just the two weeks since the end of the quarter, we’ve already seen many more hopefuls join the battle for the House and Senate, and still more will enter in the months ahead. But we’ll have to wait until mid-July before we can check in on the finances of these newcomers.

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