This post was written by Connor Balough
Originally posted in azcentral.com
Two members of Arizona’s congressional delegation stood out nationally in campaign fundraising for the first three months of the year, records show.
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., raised $581,000 in individual contributions, the eighth-most among congressional campaigns nationally in the first quarter. The top three spots were campaigns in Georgia and Montana, where there were special elections.
Raising money, however, did not come without a cost. McSally had the third-priciest campaign operating expenses, $408,000, among those not facing a special election. She raised $765,000 overall.
Meanwhile, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., had piled up $2.8 million in cash at the end of the quarter. That was ninth-most in the nation among House campaigns. By contrast, Arizona’s eight other congressional incumbents had a combined $1.9 million in cash.
Arizona’s other members had far less to show for the quarter financially. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., for example, raised only $1,750 from individuals, with most of that coming from Washington.
Here’s how the first-quarter cash picture looked for Arizona’s delegation: