CQ Politics’ Top 10: Best-Funded House Challengers

Posted November 2, 2007 at 12:00am

Best-funded House challengers for 2008
– 1) Kansas’ 2nd District (East — Topeka, Manhattan, Leavenworth)
Challenger: Jim Ryun, Republican ($880,000 raised, $335,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Nancy Boyda, Democrat ($547,000 raised, $488,000 cash on hand)
– 2) New York’s 20th District (North Hudson Valley — Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls)
Challenger: Sandy Treadwell, Republican ($822,000 raised, $637,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat ($2 million raised, $1.6 million cash on hand)
– 3) Texas’ 23rd District (Southwest — south and northwest San Antonio and suburbs, Del Rio)
Challenger: Francisco “Quico” Canseco, Republican ($819,000 raised, $304,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Ciro D. Rodriguez, Democrat ($573,000 raised, $592,000 cash on hand)
– 4) New York’s 19th District (Hudson Valley — Peekskill)
Challenger: Andrew Saul, Republican ($782,000 raised, $452,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: John Hall, Democrat ($1 million raised, $800,000 cash on hand)
– 5) Georgia’s 13th District (Atlanta suburbs — parts of Clayton, Cobb and Douglas counties)
Challenger: Deborah Honeycutt, Republican ($708,000 raised, $34,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Democratic Rep. David Scott ($433,000 raised, $179,000 cash on hand)
– 6) Missouri’s 6th District (St. Joseph, part of Kansas City)
Challenger: Kay Barnes, Democrat ($656,000 raised, $578,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Sam Graves, Republican ($948,000 raised, $756,000 cash on hand)
– 7) Connecticut’s 4th District (Southwest — Bridgeport, Stamford)
Challenger: Jim Himes, Democrat ($618,000 raised, $547,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Christopher Shays, Republican ($838,000 raised, $594,000 cash on hand)
– 8) Texas’ 22nd District (Southeast Houston and southern suburbs — Sugar Land, Pearland, part of Pasadena)
Challenger: Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Republican ($607,000 raised, $465,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Nick Lampson, Democrat ($833,000 raised, $679,000 cash on hand)
– 9) Florida’s 13th District (Southwest — Sarasota, part of Bradenton)
Challenger: Christine Jennings, Democrat ($592,000 raised, $256,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Vern Buchanan, Republican ($1.4 million raised, $764,000 cash on hand)
– 10) Illinois’ 10th District (North and northwest Chicago suburbs — Waukegan)
Challenger: Dan Seals, Democrat ($567,000 raised, $499,000 cash on hand)
Incumbent: Republican Rep. Mark Steven Kirk ($1.8 million raised, $1.5 million cash on hand)