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August 14, 2014
House Republicans rolled out another round of Young Guns, the party’s designation for top-tier candidates in open and Democratic-held seats.
None of the four Republicans in this round are running in districts where Republicans have much of a shot, according to the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call race ratings.
In order to earn the title of Young Gun, a House Republican candidate must meet internal committee benchmarks, including fundraising. The designation telegraphs to donors and the press which candidates the National Republican Congressional Committee takes seriously.
All the following candidates are in races rated Safe Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call. Full story
June 24, 2014
Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican, barely bested his GOP primary challenger, ret. Air Force Gen. Bentley Rayburn Tuesday evening.
Lamborn had 53 of the vote at the time The Associated Press called the race. Rayburn trailed by 6 points.
The race is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.
Colorado’s 4th District Full story
June 13, 2014
Fundraising reports filed Thursday by candidates running in the June 24 primaries revealed eleventh hour insight into the financial viability of embattled incumbents and their challengers.
The reports, covering campaign finances from April 1 to June 4, show whether campaigns have money, how quickly they are spending it and how much cash they had for the final stretch.
February 26, 2014
With Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner vacating his 4th District seat to run for Senate, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is dropping his Senate bid to vie for Gardner’s open seat.
The maneuver partially clears the primary field for Gardner, while giving Buck a better shot at coming to Congress. Buck won the GOP Senate nomination in 2010 before losing to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
“Ken has decided to step aside because Cory is in a potentially stronger position to pick up the seat,” Buck consultant Walt Klein told CQ Roll Call.
But, he added, “there’s no deal” between the two men to swap places on the ballot. Full story
April 15, 2013
Congressional candidates work hard for the money, and it shows in the first-quarter fundraising reports filed on Monday.
This quarter, seven figures marked the high bar for Senate campaign fundraising bragging rights — a large sum for hauls from this early in the cycle.
To be sure, the political fundraising market is different in every state (for example, it’s easier for incumbents to raise money in New Jersey than Alaska). But across the map, senators seeking re-election in 2014 — most of whom of are Democrats — raised big bucks.
Here’s a roundup of Monday’s fundraising announcements and filings: Full story