Incumbents extend financial edge in House races

Jul 16, 2014 2:14 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Campaign fundraising reports released this week show California's incumbent members of Congress have generally built upon their fundraising advantage for this year's elections, even in races that are expected to be among the most competitive this fall.

One of those is for a San Diego seat represented by freshman Democrat Scott Peters. He and his Republican challenger, Carl DeMaio, have emerged from California's June primary in strong financial shape, with each building bankrolls of more than $1 million.

Their race is expected to be one of the closest and most expensive congressional contests in the nation. It is one of about a half dozen throughout the state that are expected to be hotly contested.

Candidates had until midnight Tuesday to file their latest fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission.

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