Jeff Denham

What early fundraising in California says about the race for Congress: Some incumbents are behind

What early fundraising in California says about the race for Congress: Some incumbents are behind

California’s congressional races are pivotal to Democratic efforts to flip the House, and there are already more than 60 candidates in more than a dozen battleground districts for the 2018 election.

Though it is 16 months before the 2018 general election and candidates have until March to file to run for Congress, it isn’t unusual for them to start campaigning so early. It gives them plenty of time to raise the more than a million dollars often required to win.

Many of the challengers recently filed their first financial reports, and political insiders and donors are looking closely for indicators of who has fundraising ability. A strong...

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