By Peter Hancock
Lawrence Journal World
Democrat Paul Davis raised more money in the last quarter than all of his Republican opponents combined, according to campaign finance reports for the Kansas 2nd Congressional District race that were filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Although Davis’ report had not been posted on the FEC website by Monday afternoon, his campaign emailed a copy of it to the Journal-World. It showed Davis raised $408,649.58 during the third quarter of the year, July 1 – Sept. 30. Davis did not officially get into the race until Aug. 15, so all of that money was raised during a 45-day period.
That compares to roughly $357,000 raised by the entire Republican field during that same period. Possibly as a result of that, the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan political handicapping website, changed its rating of the 2nd District on Friday from “Likely Republican” to “Leans Republican.”