Members of Congress Fill War Chests for Next Campaign

Some members of Congress and candidates are reporting strong fundraising during the first quarter of 2013, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) who raised over $600,000. Financial reports from candidates are due today.

Rep. Paul Ryan

Early House filings already show at least seven members of the House raising more than a quarter of a million dollars in the first quarter. Paul Ryan raised $606,616; 

Paul Ryan

 raised $606,616; Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio) raised $401,437; 

Patrick Tiberi

 (R-Ohio) raised $401,437; Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) raised $317,008; 

Carolyn McCarthy

 (D-N.Y.) raised $317,008; Edwin Perlmutter (D-Colo.) raised $300,214; 

Edwin Perlmutter

 (D-Colo.) raised $300,214; James Renacci (R-Ohio) raised $290,998; 

James Renacci

 (R-Ohio) raised $290,998; Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) raised $269,844; 

Kristi Noem

 (R-S.D.) raised $269,844; John Kline (R-Minn.) $257,742. There are many reports still to be filed today.

John Kline

Katherine Clark

Forty House members had over $1 million cash on hand as of the end of 2012 and will probably remain so. These are listed in our  Candidate's $ Leaders  page.

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Early filings of 2013 first quarter campaign finance activity show ten members of the House of Representatives that have maintained their $1 million cash balance for their next campaign. These include Peter King (R-N.Y.) $2,366,030;  

Peter King

 (R-N.Y.) $2,366,030;  Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio) $1,858,363; 

Patrick Tiberi

 (R-Ohio) $1,858,363; Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) $1,580,337; 

Devin Nunes

 (R-Calif.) $1,580,337; Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) $1,554,976; 

Paul Ryan

 (R-Wis.) $1,554,976; Clifford Stearns (R-Fla.) $1,537,432; 

Clifford Stearns

 (R-Fla.) $1,537,432; Ted Poe (R-Texas) $1,488,053); 

Ted Poe

 (R-Texas) $1,488,053); Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) $1,347,751; 

Kevin Yoder

 (R-Kan.) $1,347,751; James Jordan (R-Ohio) $1,057,783; 

James Jordan

 (R-Ohio) $1,057,783; Robert Cramer (D-Ala.) $1,033,094: and 

Robert Cramer

 (D-Ala.) $1,033,094: and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) $1,018,315. There are many reports still to be filed today.

Pete Sessions

In the Senate, early filings show Sen. Robert Corker (R-Tenn.), who was just re-elected, carried over funds and now has $5,817,596 cash on hand for his 2018 campaign. First quarter reports for Senate campaigns will be slow to become public since they are filed in paper form not filed electronically.

 Sen. Robert Corker

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget submission, released last week, includes a "Savings" recommendation for "Senate Campaign Finance Reports Electronic Submission, Federal Election Commission."  See 

Fiscal Year 2014 budget submission

, released last week, includes a "Savings" recommendation for "Senate Campaign Finance Reports Electronic Submission, Federal Election Commission."  See page 176.

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