State candidates in contested races raised nearly $53.5M during the past month, of which $39.3M went to candidates in competitive state House races (We cover the House in detail here.). Our Crib Sheets have been fully updated. Candidates with general election opponents were required to file their 8-day-out campaign finance reports yesterday (Monday). These reports disclose contributions received and expenditures made from September 25 to October 24.
RRC (Lean Republican): Democratic nominee Chrysta Castañeda out-raised Republican Jim Wright, $3.7M to $690K, and outspent him, $3.1M to $378K. About 70% of Castañeda’s total came from former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
Supreme Court (Lean Republican): All four incumbent justices raised significantly more than their Democratic challengers:
- Chief Justice Nathan Hecht $818K, Amy Clark Meachum $44K
- Justice Brent Busby $991K, Gisela Triana $58K
- Justice Jane Bland $464K, Kathy Cheng $20K; and
- Justice Jeff Boyd $233K, Staci Williams $86K.
Collectively, the incumbents have raised $4.9M so far this election cycle.
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