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How do Heinrich, Teague stack up against other potentially vulnerable Dems?
CQ Politics took a look at the fundraising numbers of potentially vulnerable House Democrats who are part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Frontline Democrats” program. This group includes New Mexico’s freshmen members Harry Teague and Martin Heinrich.
Both representatives are in the top half of the “Frontline Democrats” in terms of cash on hand and money raised so far this year.
The top vulnerable Democrat in terms of both money raised and money spent is U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy of New York’s 20th Congressional District. His number is skewed by the fact that he won his seat from a close special election on March 31 after U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was named to replace Hillary Clinton after Clinton was confirmed as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State and relinquished her seat in the Senate.
Heinrich was one of 12 “Frontline Democrats” who actually raised more money from individuals than from Political Action Committee (PACs). Teague raised 49 percent of his money from individuals.