Eleven House Challengers Had Cash Edge — But Only Some Are Hot Contenders

Posted August 18, 2008 at 12:00am

CQ Politics’ most recent race ratings


Washington’s 8th District (Eastside Seattle suburbs — Bellevue)

Democrat: Darcy Burner, $1.48 million (through July 30)
Republican: Rep. Dave Reichert, $928,000 (through July 30)
six candidates are running

Florida’s 24th District (East central — Orlando suburbs, part of Space Coast)

Democrat: Suzanne Kosmas, $836,000 (as of Aug. 6)
Republican: Rep. Tom Feeney, $804,000 (as of Aug. 6)

Michigan’s 7th District (South central — Battle Creek, Jackson)

Democrat: Mark Schauer, $929,000 (as of July 16)
Republican: Rep. Tim Walberg, $855,000 (as of July 16)

Missouri’s 6th District (Northwest — St. Joseph, part of Kansas City)

Democrat: Kay Barnes, $962,000 (as of July 16)
Republican: Rep. Sam Graves, $936,000 (as of July 16)
recent SurveyUSA poll
unopposed in the Missouri primary

New York’s 29th District (Southern Tier — Elmira, Corning, Rochester suburbs)

Democrat: Eric Massa, $652,000
Republican: Rep. John R. “Randy” Kuhl Jr., $619,000

Idaho’s 1st District (West — Nampa, Panhandle, part of Boise)

Democrat: Walt Minnick, $444,000
Republican: Rep. Bill Sali, $250,000
60 percent of the vote

Texas’ 7th District (Western Houston and suburbs — Bellaire, West University Place, Jersey Village)

Democrat: Michael Skelly, $1.05 million
Republican: Rep. John Culberson, $550,000
promoting the campaign online

Indiana’s 3rd District (Northeast — Fort Wayne)

Democrat: Michael Montagano, $352,000
Republican: Rep. Mark Souder, $323,000

Louisiana’s 1st District (East — Metairie, part of Florida Parishes)

Democrat: Jim Harlan, $554,000
Republican: Rep. Steve Scalise, $211,000
Illinois’ 14th District (North central — Aurora, Elgin, DeKalb)
Republican: Jim Oberweis, $547,000
Democratic: Rep. Bill Foster, $443,000

Georgia’s 13th District (Atlanta suburbs — parts of Clayton, Cobb and Douglas counties)

Republican: Deborah Honeycutt, $250,000
Democratic: Rep. David Scott, $139,000
direct-mail fundraising
Alex Knott contributed to this report