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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Heinrich, McCamley in Top 20 House Race Fundraisers on ActBlue

StateCDCandidateRaised on ActblueContributors
CO 2 Jared Polis $128,216 266
MA 5 Niki Tsongas $118,887 341
MA 5 Jamie Eldridge $102,420 570
ME 1 Chellie Pingree $97,000 210
IL 10 Dan Seals $68,073 218
CA 26 Russ Warner $66,946 199
MO 6 Kay Barnes $58,859 82
AZ 3 Bob Lord $55,705 145
TX 10 Dan Grant $54,150 132
NY 26 Jon Powers $48,375 217
NY 29 Eric Massa $48,255 423
CA 4 Charlie Brown $45,738 943
FL 8 Mike Smith $42,820 62
NM 1 Martin Heinrich $35,149 172
MD 4 Donna Edwards $34,260 522
NC 8 Larry Kissell $30,687 265
CT 4 Jim Himes $25,813 48
MT AL Bill Kennedy $17,366 67
MA 5 Barry Finegold $16,250 16
NM 2 Bill McCamley $13,930 47

Chart by SwingStateProject.com. (h/t New Mexico FBIHOP)

Two Democratic candidates for U.S. House seats -- Martin Heinrich, running in NM-01 for a chance to challenge incumbent Heather Wilson, and Bill McCamley, running in NM-02 for a chance to challenge incumbent Steve Pearce -- are in the top 20 for funds raised for 2008 Congressional campaigns at national online netroots website ActBlue. Second quarter fundraising ended yesterday at midnight.

As you can see on the chart, ActBlue Heinrich donations rank 14th with $35,149 from 172 online donors, including $800 raised this quarter at the Democracy for New Mexico Netroots page dedicated to his campaign. Las Cruces candidate McCamley, with a 20th place finish this quarter on ActBlue, raised $13,930 from 47 internet donors. THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED!

Considering the hundreds of races at play around the country, and how early we are in the 2008 election cycle, these are impressive numbers indeed. Moreover, most of the other candidates on the top 20 list are from states with much larger and more affluent populations. Clearly, many New Mexico grassroots Dems are excited about these candidates and are willing to put some dollars on the line to help jumpstart their campaigns.

Official campaign reports on fundraising totals from all sources will be available by mid-July. Let's hope the off-line donations are as impressive at this stage of the game as those made via ActBlue.

ActBlue just celebrated its 3rd anniversary on the web. A total of $24,767,583 has been raised online via ActBlue since 2004!

July 1, 2007 at 11:11 AM in Candidates & Races, Democratic Party, NM-01 Congressional Race 2008, NM-02 Congressional Race 2008 | Permalink