Jul 22, 2010
NRCC Continues Shooting Blanks with Young Guns
The NRCC promoted 33 candidates in its ‘Young Gun’ program. Considering the flawed candidates that have already come out of this program and the fact that their new additions lack momentum, we have to ask, what low bar do these candidates have to pass to get included in an NRCC program anyway?
"Republicans continue to talk a big game about the strength of their candidates but the latest finance reports show a surge in support for Democrats who are standing up for the middle class," said Ryan Rudominer, National Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "The NRCC isn’t fooling anyone if they think their flawed candidates with anemic fundraising can mount a credible challenge to our battle-tested incumbents."
- Of the 33 new On the Radar and Contender candidates, 28 are at a cash on hand (COH) disadvantage
- Average COH for the 33 Republican candidates is $246,800, the average COH for their Democratic opponents is $1.03 million
TX-25: 37:1 Advantage
Representative Lloyd Doggett has $3,166,940 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Donna Campbell has $84,518 COH.
NY-02: 19:1 Advantage
Representative Steve Israel has $1,952,505 COH, Young Gun On the Radar John Gomez has $103,313 COH.
PA-13: 11.5:1 Advantage
Representative Allyson Schwartz has $3,319,292 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Dee Adcock has $285,273 COH
AZ-05: 10:1 Advantage
Representative Harry Mitchell has $1,112,525 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Susan Bitter Smith has $111,538 COH
PA-03: 10:1 Advantage
Representative Kathy Dahlkemper has $1,014,736 COH, Young Gun Contender Mike Kelly has $103,508 COH.
PA-04: 7:1 Advantage
Representative Jason Altmire has $1,466,074 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Keith Rothfus has $201,681 COH
IA-03: 7:1 Advantage
Representative Leonard Boswell has $733,991 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Brad Zaun has $100,400 COH.
IA-01: 6:1 Advantage
Representative Bruce Braley has $632,385 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Ben Lange $110,297 COH.
FL-02: 5:1 Advantage
Representative Allen Boyd has $1,060,113 COH, Young Gun Contender Stephen Southerland has $194,823.
IA-02: 5:1 Advantage
Representative Dave Loebsack has $524,229 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Mariannette Miller-Meeks has $100,672 COH.
OR-03: 5:1 Advantage
Representative Earl Blumenauer has $394,775 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Delia Lopez has $75,920 COH.
NJ-03: 4:1 Advantage
Representative John Adler has $1,947,123 COH, Young Gun Contender John Runyan has $471,761 COH.
CT-04: Almost 4:1 Advantage
Representative Jim Himes has $1,887,458 COH, Young Gun Contender Daniel Debicella has $504,122 COH.
WI-03: 4:1 Advantage
Representative Ron Kind has $1,302,592 COH, Young Gun Contender Dan Kapanke has $342,213 COH.
OH-09: 4:1 Advantage
Representative Marcy Kaptur has $1,044,932 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Rich Iott has $270,519 COH.
IL-17: 4:1 Advantage
Representative Phil Hare has $855,863 COH, Young Gun Contender Robert Schilling has $211,335 COH.
WA-02: 4:1 Advantage
Representative Rick Larsen has $833,672 COH, Young Gun Contender John Koster has $211,168 COH.
WA-03: 4:1 Advantage
Denny Heck has $801,607 COH, Young Gun Contender Jamie Herrera has $201,020 COH.
OH-06: 4:1 Advantage
Representative Charlie Wilson has $610,182 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Bill Johnson has $147,612 COH.
MN-01: 3.5:1 Advantage
Representative Tim Walz has $856,817 COH, Young Gun Contender Randy Demmer has $249,697 COH.
NY-20: 3:1 Advantage
Representative Scott Murphy $1,329,799 COH, Young Gun Contender Chris Gibson has $452,796 COH.
NH-02: 3:1 Advantage or 2:1 Advantage
Katrina Swett has $1,150,607 COH and Ann McLane Kuster has $745,048 COH, Young Gun Contender Charlie Bass has $370,899 COH.
NJ-12: 2:1 Advantage
Representative Rush Holt has $1,061,404 COH, Young Gun Contender Scott Sipprelle has $489,786 COH.
DE-AL: 2:1 Advantage
John Carney has $871,725 COH, Young Gun Contender Michele Rollins has $473,519 COH.
NY-04: 2:1 Advantage
Representative Carolyn McCarthy has $787,377 COH, Young Gun On the Radar Frank Scaturro has $381,839 COH.
TX-23: 1.5:1 Advantage
Representative Ciro Rodriguez has $702,423 COH, Young Gun Contender Quico Canseco has $453,371 COH.