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February 6, 2012
It’s finally on. Rep. Ben Quayle (R) made official what many Arizonans speculated for months: that he will run against fellow Republican Rep. David Schweikert in the race for Arizona’s 6th district.
“The work of Arizona’s redistricting commission has placed many people in difficult positions, but at the end of the day my choice is to continue representing the people I represent today,” Quayle said in a statement on his website. “The large majority of them are in District 6, and their values are my values.”
February 1, 2012
At Roll Call, there’s no race like a Member-vs.-Member contest. Here’s the fundraising breakdown for these redistricting-forced battles, plus our picks for which Member won the money battle in the fourth quarter:
Democrats Vs. Democrats:
- CA-30: Rep. Howard Berman obliterated Rep. Brad Sherman by bringing in almost eight times his haul in the fourth quarter. Berman raised just more than $1 million, while Sherman raised just $126,000. Sherman still has more in his bank account with almost $3.7 million in cash on hand. But Berman is quickly catching up and now has close to $2.9 million in the bank. MONEY WINNER: Berman, by eight-fold.
- CA-44: Rep. Laura Richardson raised more than Rep. Janice Hahn in the fourth quarter, bringing in $103,00 compared with the newly elected Congresswoman’s $77,000. Richardson had more in the bank, too, with $132,00 in cash on hand. Hahn reported $76,00 in cash on hand. MONEY WINNER: Richardson, by a little. Full story
January 31, 2012
New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell has hired Justin Myers to manage his campaign against fellow Democratic Rep. Steven Rothman.
Myers ran a successful state Senate race last year, was field director for Rep. Jim Himes’ (D-Conn.) 2010 re-election and has worked on races in Long Island, Queens and Manhattan. Full story
During our lunch hour, the Roll Call politics team scoured fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission and press releases that landed in our inboxes. Here’s our roundup of the winners and losers, as well as some noteworthy reports on this year-end filing day:
- IA-03: Rep. Tom Latham (R) has quadruple the bank account of his opponent, Rep. Leonard Boswell (D), in his flagship Member-vs.-Member race. (via @shiratoeplitz)
- IN-05: On the morning of Rep. Dan Burton’s (R-Ind.) retirement announcement, former U.S. attorney Susan Brooks reported raising $107,500 and had $325,000 in the bank. Her chief competition for the GOP nod, former Rep. David McIntosh, has not filed his report yet. But Brooks brought in much more than the other Republicans who lined up to challenge Burton. She also has a head start on state Sen. Mike Delph, a former Burton aide, if he jumps into the race before the Feb. 10 filing deadline. (via @shiratoeplitz) Full story
Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) had a campaign bankroll almost four times the size of his opponent, Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), heading into 2012.
Latham and Boswell are engaged in one of the most competitive races between two Members this cycle. Although the southwestern Iowa House district includes more of Boswell’s current turf, Latham has been fundraising much more aggressively. Full story