The strategy and timing of fundraising are vital to effectively compete for a U.S Senate or House seat. New campaign finance reports show who has already won an advantage in the 2014 and 2016 elections.
Candidates who have timed their fundraising to show early strength and support have the funds necessary to reach out to more contributors and supporters prior to the election. The key now is careful spending and getting early contributors to max out and also become active fundraisers.
Roll Call has produced its key chart of the 2013 second-quarter campaign finance reports of the Senate incumbents and their potential and announced opponents for Senate Races in 2014. View Senate chart .
Roll Call has also produced its key chart of the 2013 second-quarter campaign finance reports of the most competitive and contentious House races in 2014. View House chart.