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For Immediate Release
August 21, 2003
Contact: Bob Biersack
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton
Kelly Huff
WASHINGTON - Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission covering the first six months of 2003 show 435 incumbents reporting receipts of $92.8 million, a $9.7 million increase from the comparable period for incumbents in 2001. From January through June of this year, 228 Republicans reported raising $52.1 million, while 205 Democrats raised $40.7 million. Democrats had cash on hand at the end of the reporting period of $79.3 million and Republicans $91.8 million.

Republican incumbents reported median receipts of $184,932 compared to $150,613 for Democrats. For the comparable period in 2001, Republicans had median receipts of $171,469 and Democrats $145,748. For the first six months in 1999, Republicans had median receipts of $158,803 and Democrats $111,699.

Receipts for the 34 Republican freshmen came to $10.5 million while the 20 Democratic freshmen had receipts of $4.6 million. Democratic freshmen had median receipts of $206,607 while the median for Republicans was $268,265.

Non-incumbents raised a total of $11.3 million during the first six months of 2003, with 38 Democrats raising $1.8 million and 82 Republicans raising $9.5 million. In a comparable period of 2001, 42 Democrats raised $4.0 million and 52 Republicans raised $3.1 million. In 1999’s first six months, 81 Democrats raised $6.9 million and 76 Republicans raised $7.2 million.

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. Some of this debt has been carried over from previous elections. Comparative charts and graphs are also included.


The following tables in EXCEL format can be read using Excel from Microsoft or Adobe Reader from Adobe.

Financial Activity of House Incumbents [EXCEL] [PDF]

Financial Activity of House Freshmen [EXCEL] [PDF]

Financial Activity of House Non-Incumbents [EXCEL] [PDF]

Top 50 House Incumbents – Receipts [EXCEL] [PDF]

Top 50 House Incumbents – Contributions from Individuals [EXCEL] [PDF]

Top 50 House Incumbents – Contributions from PACs [EXCEL] [PDF]

Top 50 House Incumbents – Disbursements [EXCEL] [PDF]

Top 50 House Incumbents – Cash On Hand [EXCEL] [PDF]

Top 50 House Non-Incumbents – Receipts [EXCEL] [PDF]