Pre-general campaign finance reports were due today (Thursday) from federal candidates for the general election. These reports include contributions received and expenditures made during the first 17 days of this month, a relatively short period that often produces minimal contributions and hefty expenditures. Our Crib Sheet has been updated to reflect these results.

In the U.S. Senate race, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) out-raised U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R), $8.3M to $4.6M, and outspent the incumbent, $17.4M to $9.7M. O’Rourke holds a $10.3M to $6.7M advantage in cash on hand.

Democratic challengers posted the four highest fundraising numbers for the period among House candidates.

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