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Janz reports monster fundraising month, doubles next closest state congressional Democrat

Andrew Janz talks about his strategy for running for Congress

Democratic candidate for the 22nd Congressional District, Andrew Janz, talks about his strategy to unseat incumbent Devin Nunes during a Fresno Bee editorial board meeting.
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Democratic candidate for the 22nd Congressional District, Andrew Janz, talks about his strategy to unseat incumbent Devin Nunes during a Fresno Bee editorial board meeting.

Fresno Democrat Andrew Janz has raised nearly $1 million in the month of July – more than twice the fundraising haul of any Democratic incumbent or challenger in California.

Janz on Tuesday cited the latest filings from ActBlue, which is used to donate to Democratic campaigns online, in claiming the top fundraising spot. He also had the third-best June in the country, behind Beto O’Rourke, a Texas congressman running for U.S. Senate, and Ohio congressional challenger Danny O’Connor.

In July, Janz raised $978,899. Sen. Kamala Harris, who is widely rumored to be eying a presidential run in 2020, was second among California congressional Democrats with $431,765.

Janz also outraised several noteworthy Democratic PACs, including the House Majority PAC and Swing Left.

The month brings Janz’s fundraising total to about $3.8 million. As of June 30, his opponent, Tulare Republican Devin Nunes, had raised more than $7 million in this election cycle.

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