Feeling Secure, Incumbents Get Their Money Back
After winning in the 2012 election, several members of Congress moved quickly in 2013 to pull back money they had earlier loaned their campaign committees. In some cases, they waited until after raising new funds from individuals and PACs during the first quarter.
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., pulled back $270,001. In the first quarter he raised $56,743 from individuals and $96,500 from PACs. He has $523,495 cash on hand as of March 31.
Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., pulled back $57,631. He raised $121,314 from individuals and $20,552 from PACs. He has $94,163 cash on hand, and debts to vendors of $25,990. Earlier loans to his campaigns of $642,367 are still outstanding.
Rep. Peter Olson, R-Texas, pulled back $40,000. He raised $68,995 from individuals and $32,500 from PACs. He has $98,964 cash on hand.
Freshman Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, pulled back $35,000. He raised $54,829 from individuals and $66,500 from PACs. He has $164,391 cash on hand.
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., pulled back $30,000. He raised $57,209 from individuals and $89,500 from PACs. He has $59,272 cash on hand, and debts to vendors of $30,355.
Freshman Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, pulled back $25,000. She raised $45,636 from individuals and $38,500 from PACs. She has $320,868 cash on hand, with debts to vendors of $9,417, and $19,000 owed for earlier loans to her campaign.