Congressional candidates on the general election ballot raised more than $60M during the third quarter of 2020. In a number of races – the U.S. Senate race an exception – the candidates’ fundraising totals exceeded the same period in 2018.
SEN (Lean Republican): Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar doubled up U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R), outraising him $13.9M to $6.9M. The incumbent outspent Hegar, $13.7M to $6.3M. Each has more than $8M in the bank. Hegar has the narrow advantage in cash on hand, $8.5M to $8M. Hegar has made up most of the fundraising gap against Cornyn, who has out-raised her, $23.0M to $20.4M, over the 2019-20 election cycle.
In 2018, then-U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) out-raised U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R), $37.4M to $10.5M, and the challenger held a $22.9M to $11.3M advantage in cash on hand. O’Rourke’s haul was the largest in the nation during that quarter.
CD2 (Lean Republican): Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Houston) out-raised Democratic challenger Sima Ladjevardian, $5.5M to $1.4M, and outspent her, $5.6M to $1.2M. He has a nearly $3M advantage in cash on hand. Crenshaw has raised nearly $15M for his re-election bid since January 2019.
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