2nd District Congressional candidate Ann Kuster was the state’s big winner in third quarter fundraising. Kuster out-raised likely opponent Congressman Charlie Bass by a 2-to-1 margin and even raised more for the quarter than Bass and Congressman Frank Guinta combined, earning her national attention from National Journal and Politico.
In the 1st District, Carol Shea-Porter led the pack of Democrats vying for Guinta’s seat, raising more than Hosmer and Dowdell combined — leading Pindell to suggest the race is already over. Guinta raised less than half of what he brought in last quarter and was out-raised by the combined totals from the three Democrats. His lackluster performance earned him a spot on National Journal’s list of the “Top 10 House Fundraising Flops,” which he shares with Bass.
Itemized Contributions . . . $209,964 $ 63,220
Non-Itemized Contributions. . $102,225 $ 4,231
Political Committees . . . . $ 47,250 $ 80,000
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . $359,439 $147,451
Dowdell-D Hosmer-D Shea-Porter-D Guinta-R
Itemized Contributions . . . $ 23,625 $ 29,744 $ 48,305 $ 84,613
Non-Itemized Contributions. . $ 8,800 $ 7,938 $ 25,956 $ 5,291
Political Committees . . . . $ 0 $ 1,500 $ 15,500 $ 49,000
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 32,425 $ 39,182 $ 89,761 $138,904