End of 2008 Fundraising Reports

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The good folks at The Hotline compiled Q4 fundraising numbersfor Senators up for re-election in 2010, as well as some other key folks (mostly House members) considering 2010 Senate bids.  They note that Christopher Dodd’s and John McCain’s figures include combined White House & Senate accounts.  One asterisk by a person’s name denotes that the person did not make available their Q4 numbers in time and that the numbers shown for the person refer to their Q3 totals.  Two asterisks by a person’s name indicates that they filed their Senate candidacy after 12/31/08.

A few observations:
1) Oklahoma’s Tom Coburn (only $19,210 raised, only $54,984 on hand) raised even less and has even less on hand than Jim Bunning!  These numbers suggest that Coburn’s retirement considerations may turn into reality.
2) Florida’s Vern Buchanan, Illinois’ Peter Roskam, and Kentucky’s Dan Mongiardo certainly aren’t debt averse.
3) Evan Bayh and Chuck Schumer ought to cut the DSCC some phat checks, stat.  Especially Bayh, now that he really doesn’t need a Presidential-sized bankroll.  Don’t be Dick Shelby!

State Person Party Q4 Raised Debt Cash-on-Hand AL Richard Shelby* R ? $0 $13,295,477 AK Lisa Murkowski* R ? $0 $327,352 AZ John McCain* R ? $204,235 $5,343,738 AR Blanche Lincoln D $268,980 $0 $810,117 CA Barbara Boxer D $689,482 $0 $4,132,936 CA Chuck DeVore R $46,005 $68,910 $26,156 CO Michael Bennet** Filed 1/16/09 CT Christopher Dodd D $301,810 $557,834 $1,156,201 DE Michael Castle* R ? $0 $862,744 FL Connie Mack* R ? $0 $501,085 FL Vern Buchanan* R ? $1,218,000 $99,083 FL Ron Klein* D ? $18,294 $1,584,194 FL Kendrick Meek* D ? $0 $428,804 GA Johnny Isakson R $105,756 $0 $2,295,138 HI Daniel Inouye D $119,060 $0 $1,160,296 ID Mike Crapo R $165,299 $0 $1,906,807 IL Roland Burris** D Filed 1/5/09 IL Jan Schakowsky* D ? $0 $373,748 IL Jesse Jackson Jr.* D ? $0 $461,248 IL Steve Sauerberg* R ? $0 $559,302 IL Peter Roskam* R ? $76,653 $41,559 IL Mark Kirk* R ? $0 $78,618 IN Evan Bayh D $208,159 $0 $10,896,324 IA Chuck Grassley R $239,832 $13,216 $2,853,312 KS Todd Tiahrt R $121,497 $0 $1,001,935 KS Jerry Moran R $254,123 $0 $2,542,938 KY Jim Bunning R $27,591 $0 $149,991 KY Ben Chandler* D ? $0 $1,123,441 KY Dan Mongiardo D $0 $606,994 $49 LA David Vitter R $317,049 $0 $2,004,955 LA Charlie Melancon* D ? $0 $777,659 MD Barbara Mikulski D $164,700 $0 $874,487 MO Roy Blunt* R ? $0 $336,408 MO Jim Talent* R ? $0 $11,165 NV Harry Reid D $809,511 $0 $3,316,354 NH Paul Hodes* D ? $0 $56,378 NH Carol Shea-Porter* D ? $0 $35,329 NH John Sununu* R ? $0 $128,089 NYA Chuck Schumer* D ? $0 $10,390,016 NYB Kirsten Gillibrand* D ? $0 $203,437 NYB Carolyn McCarthy* D ? $0 $189,803 NYB Peter King* R ? $0 $1,077,262 NC Richard Burr R $88,833 $0 $1,033,601 NC Heath Shuler* D ? $0 $943,706 ND Byron Dorgan D $68,884 $0 $1,497,274 OH Rob Portman R $6,691 $0 $1,518,393 OH Tim Ryan* D ? $506 $223,002 OH Betty Sutton* D ? $0 $25,967 OH Zack Space* D ? $5,106 $251,157 OH Marcy Kaptur* D ? $0 $955,576 OK Tom Coburn R $19,210 $0 $54,984 OR Ron Wyden D $67,771 $0 $1,118,012 PA Arlen Specter R $610,949 $62,394 $5,810,883 PA Allyson Schwartz* D ? $0 $1,980,215 PA Patrick Murphy* D ? $103,975 $146,956 SC Jim DeMint R $145,219 $0 $1,619,100 SD John Thune R $364,067 $0 $3,900,449 TX Bill White D 768,817 $626 $737,765 TX John Sharp** D Filed 1/6/09 UT Bob Bennett R $74,949 $0 $271,992 VT Pat Leahy D $117,908 $0 $1,218,785 WA Patty Murray D $524,017 $0 $2,518,764 WI Russ Feingold D $374,685 $25,621 $2,516,119

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