The Democrat caucus will need to defend 25 of the 33 seats on the ballot in three years.
Suggested donations range from $3 to $5,400 with Hillary Clinton asking supporters for the most modest contributions and Ben Carson the most generous.
Chris Gibson announced his retirement more than two months ago, has hundreds of thousands of dollars in his campaign coffers, but his campaign website still asks for donations.
One announced his retirement last September. Another died in October. One resigned last week. A dozen members of Congress that aren’t running for reelection still have active campaign websites – that accept financial donations.
You wouldn’t know it from the media, but Peterson just recorded his strongest off-year 4th Quarter fundraising haul ever – coming in at nearly 75 percent higher than his average receipts over the previous decade.
While four Senators file from addresses inside the beltway, one Midwesterner files from his hometown, population 373.
Although Democratic alarm bells are ringing, Peterson’s off-year fundraising tally is actually up in 2013 compared to his average hauls over the last decade.
Bachmann raised more than $1,000 per day in large donor contributions after May 29th – aided by a misleading fundraising message on her campaign website.
Bachmann is still fundraising on her campaign website with a pitch that Democrats are “trying to defeat her” – even though she is retiring and won’t be on the ballot in 2014.
Minnesota’s famous congresswoman sees her campaign receipts dip by over $1 million compared to the same three-month period during the previous election cycle.