Let’s start with the relative long shots. In Kentucky, Democrat Amy McGrath posted a haul of $12.8 million in the first quarter, fully $5.4 million more than Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Sorry, not sorry.
Things weren’t quite as bad for South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham, but the $7.4 million that Democrat Jamie Harrison raised was still a 30% bump over Graham’s $5.7 million intake.
In Kansas, Democratic state senator Barbara Bollier is running for the state’s open Senate seat and dusted her likely GOP opponent, Kris Kobach, by more than $2 million, taking in over $2.3 million to his $240,000. (Her other potential GOP challenger raised $375,000.)
Of those longer shot races, Bollier likely has the best chance of winning in Kansas, but who knows who else a Democratic tsunami on election night might also sweep up.
And then there are the races still generally considered to be toss-ups in Maine, Colorado, and Arizona. Here’s how the GOP incumbents fared against their Democratic challengers:
- Maine: Sen. Susan Collins, $2.4 million; Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, $7.1 million
- Colorado: Sen. Cory Gardner, $2.5 million; former governor John Hickenlooper, $4.1 million
- Arizona: Sen. Martha McSally, $6.3 million; Mark Kelly, $11 million
It’s worth noting that incumbents usually have a cash-on-hand advantage, but those are some pretty stunning fundraising numbers across the board, suggesting that Democratic voters are hungry to take back the Senate.