Fundraising Good, Fundraising Bad

25 04 2009

Nate Silver (of FiveThirtyEight.com) published a ranking of the best and worst fundraisers for the 2010 Senatorial Elections in the first quarter of 2009. Ohio and Kentucky make some interesting names for themselves:

Best Fundraising — Incumbent

  1. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
  2. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY)
  3. Harry Reid (D-NV)
  4. John McCain (R-AZ)
  5. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)

Worst Fundraising — Incumbent

  1. Roland Burris (D-IL)
  2. Jim Bunning (R-KY) — apparently the Mitch McConnell “get out of the race” shouting match is working
  3. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
  4. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
  5. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Best Fundraising — Challenger

  1. Bill White (D-TX)
  2. Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
  3. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  4. Alexi Gioannoulias (D-IL)
  5. John Sharp (D-TX)

Worst Fundraising — Challenger

  1. Roy Blunt (R-MO) (TIED WITH) Paul Hodes (D-NH)
  2. Jennifer Brunner (D-OH)
  3. Peter King (R-NY)
  4. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

In short: Bunning and Brunner are not doing well yet, whereas Portman is doing very well. Side notes in the store mark that KY AG Mongiardo (running against Bunning) is performing amazingly well, with OH Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (running against Brunner) performing adequately well — about 4 times better than Brunner, but only raising about 60% as much as Portman.

It’s no secret that I’m a Brunner girl, but I’ll be interested to see the reported numbers from 2Q.

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25 04 2009
Cincinnati NAMjA

Interesting facts here. I wonder why our politicos are not topping this list.

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