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IN FOCUS - Apr 19, 2024

Barring any legal pitfalls that could bounce candidates off the ballot, Primary fields are set in key Arizona federal races that may determine control of the U.S. House and Senate.


This week brought the release of Q1 campaign-finance reports for the following key federal races:


U.S. Senate

Congressman Ruben Gallego (D) saw a significant boost in his fundraising with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s announcement that she will not seek re-election. Meanwhile, the prohibitive favorite for the GOP nomination - Kari Lake - continues to outraise her opponent, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb.


  • Total Raised in Q1: $7.5M

  • Total Spent in Q1: $4.4M

  • Cash-on-hand: $9.6M

  • Raised: $3.6M

  • Spent: $2.1M

  • Cash-on-hand: $2.5M

  • Raised: $241,000

  • Spent: $244,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $253,000

AZ-01

GOP Congressman David Schweikert’s top challengers continued to put up respectable fundraising figures in the 1st quarter, after seeding their respective campaigns with over $1 million. 

  • Raised: $432,000

  • Spent: $142,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $1.2M

  • Raised: $448,000

  • Spent: $266,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $1.2M

  • Raised: $434,000

  • Spent: $197,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $1.1M


  • Raised: $203,000

  • Spent: $199,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $514,000

  • Raised: $331,000

  • Spent: $197,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $682,000

AZ-03

Former Phoenix City Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari continued to outpace former state legislator and AZ Democratic Party chair Raquel Teran in this safe blue district. 

  • Raised: $334,000

  • Spent: $175,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $902,000

  • Raised: $218,000

  • Spent: $106,000

  • Cash-on-hand $448,000

AZ-06

Congressman Juan Ciscomani (R) was outraised in Q1 by former state legislator Kirsten Engel (D) in the critical race for this swing district. 

  • Raised: $635,000

  • Spent: $313,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $2.4M

  • Raised: $1.1M

  • Spent: $230,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $1.8M

AZ-08

Republican Blake Masters enjoys a comfortable cash-on-hand advantage, thanks to a $2.5 million loan to his campaign. However, challengers Abe Hamadeh and House Speaker Ben Toma hope endorsements by Donald Trump and Congresswoman Lesko, respectively, will carry the day. 

  • Raised: $2.6M

  • Spent: $980,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $2.7M

  • Raised: $309,000

  • Spent: $316,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $248,000

  • Raised: $236,000

  • Spent: $165,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $398,000

  • Raised: $55,000

  • Spent: $65,000

  • Cash-on-hand: $70,000

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