The campaign for Fresno Democrat Andrew Janz announced Wednesday it had raised $4.3 million between July 1 and Sept. 30 in its bid to unseat Tulare Republican Devin Nunes, bringing Janz’s overall fundraising total to about $7.1 million for this election cycle.
Early in his campaign, the prosecutor had set a fundraising goal of $1 million. He has since emerged as one of the country’s leading fundraisers among House challengers.
The $4.3 million is more than three times what Janz pulled in last quarter ($1.3 million). He hopes to eclipse the $8 million mark by the Nov. 6 election.
It is unclear just how much Nunes raised last quarter, which ended on Sunday. The filings typically become public sometime in the middle of October.
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However, given Nunes’ robust fundraising past, the total is likely to approach an eighth digit.
In the spring quarter, Nunes raised nearly $5 million. That brought his fundraising total to a little over $7 million. He began the cycle with $3 million on hand.
The Nunes-Janz race is likely to serve as a prime example of modern campaigning. The candidates for the 22nd District, where the median household income is $57,667, are likely to eclipse $20 million in total fundraising.