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For Immediate Release:                                                                     Contact:  Ian Stirton
September 22, 1999                                                                                              Ron Harris
                                                                                                                               Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                               Kelly Huff

 

MID-YEAR HOUSE FUNDRAISING UP $25 MILLION FROM ‘97

 

WASHINGTON - Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission covering the first six months of 1999 show 435 House incumbents reporting receipts of $77.9 million, a $25 million increase from the comparable period for incumbents in 1997. From January through June of this year, 223 Republicans reported raising $43.7 million, while 211 Democrats raised $34. 1 million.

Sources of receipts, by party, are as follows (in millions of dollars; number of candidates in parenthesis):

Individuals

% of Receipts

PACs

% of Receipts

1999 Republican Incumbents

(212)

$23.3

53.1%

$16.4

37.4%

1997 Republican Incumbents

(227)

$16.6

53.9%

$12.8

41.6%

1995 Republican Incumbents

(232)

$14.2

50.0%

$13.3

47.0%

1993 Republican Incumbents

(176)

$6.7

52.0%

$5.3

41.0%

1999 Democratic Incumbents

(211)

$16.2

48.5%

$15.6

46.7%

1997 Democratic Incumbents

(207)

$10.2

47.5%

$10.8

48.9%

1995 Democrat Incumbents

(202)

$7.5

43.0%

$8.4

48.0%

1993 Democrat Incumbents

(258)

$7.8

37.0%

$11.7

55.0%

1999 Republican Freshmen

(17)

$2.2

46.7%

$2.0

43.5%

1997 Republican Freshmen

(32)

$2.5

52.0%

$2.1

44.0%

1995 Republican Freshmen

(73)

$5.4

52.0%

$4.4

42.0%

1993 Republican Freshmen

(47)

$2.2

67.0%

$1.0

30.0%

1999 Democrat Freshmen

(23)

$3.3

52.9%

$2.7

42.8%

1997 Democrat Freshmen

(42)

$2.2

45.0%

$2.5

51.0%

1995 Democrat Freshmen

(15)

$0.5

42.0%

$0.5

42.0%

1993 Democrat Freshmen

(63)

$1.6

34.0%

$2.7

57.0%

Republican incumbents reported median receipts of $158,803 compared to $111,699 for Democrats. During the comparable period in 1997, Republicans reported

median receipts of $105,987 and Democrats raised $72,726. For the first six months in 1995, Republicans had median receipts of $110, 203 and Democrats $64,691.

Total receipts for the 23 Democratic freshmen and 17 Republican freshmen were significantly higher (on a per-candidate basis) than in previous cycles. Democrats raised $6.2 million and Republicans $4.7 million. Democratic freshmen had median receipts of $253,812, while the median for Republican freshmen was $256,609.

Non-incumbents raised a total of $14.1 million during the first six months of 1999, with 81 Democrats raising $6.9 million and 76 Republicans raising $7.2 million. In the comparable period in 1997, 39 Democrats raised $2.6 million and 43 Republicans raised $1.7 million. In 1995’s first six months, 24 Democrats and 50 Republicans raised $1.6 million each.

Included in the following tables are the rankings of House members for the following categories: total receipts, contributions from individuals, PAC contributions, disbursements, cash on hand, and debts owed. Debts may relate to a previous election.

Incumbent Summaries

Freshman Summaries

Non-Incumbent Summaries

Top 50 Members - Receipts

Top 50 Members - Contributions from Individuals

Top 50 Members - Contributions from PACs and other Committees

Top 50 Members - Disbursements

Top 50 Members - Cash on Hand

Top 50 Members - Debts Owed

Top 50 Non-Incumbents - Receipts