Monday, August 03, 2009

CQ: Long 2nd Nationally in Money Raised for Open Seats

CQ Politics ranks auctioneer Billy Long second in the amount of money raised among candidates for Congress seeking open seats.
Only 6th District Pennsylvania Democrat Doug Pike has raised more money than Long, according to CQ.
During the first quarter, Long donated $100,000 of his own money for a total of around $347,000.
"Most of these districts are so politically one-sided that the meaningful balloting will happen in primary elections, so for open-seat candidates, it’s essential to be well-funded for that stage of the campaigns," writes CQ's Greg Giroux.
CQ ranked the Top 10 -- State Sen. Jack Goodman, who is also running for the 7th District seat to replace Roy Blunt, is ranked 10th. His total: $184,000. Goodman raised all of his campaign money from individual donors, except for $6,500 that he received from PACs.

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