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SC Congressional Money Update




|| By FITSNEWS || Late last week we did a post on U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford‘s latest fundraising efforts – in the context of his upcoming “Republican” congressional primary against S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne.

You know, Jenny Horne.  Jefferson Davis’ descendent …

But what about the other members of South Carolina’s congressional delegation?  How much money did they raise during the second quarter of 2015?  And how much cash do they currently have on hand?

We’ve got you covered …

Third-term U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan raised $48,777 and has $151,399.75 on hand.  That’s the lowest of any member of the delegation (of course Duncan hasn’t sold out to the GOP status quo in Washington, either).

Fellow third-term U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney – who has been drifting in that direction in recent months – raised $99,797 and has $252,456.59 on hand.  However Mulvaney has debt of $113,600.

Liberal U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (elected in 2012) raised $143,674 last quarter and has $335,322.45 on hand, while his fellow establishment “Republican” Joe Wilson (who has been in the House since 2001) raised $121,107 and has $253,631.02 on hand.

Those are two lawmakers who desperately need to draw credible challengers if you ask us …

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy – who is reportedly being eyed for a seat on the S.C. Supreme Court – raised $173,687 and has $353,034.90 on hand.  Not bad for a guy who’s been desperate to get out of Washington, D.C. pretty much since he got there.

Dwarfing his “Republican” rivals, though, is U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn.  The lone Democrat in the Palmetto State’s delegation pulled down $332,337 during the last quarter, and has more than $1.3 million on hand.

Wait … how’s he raising that much cash?

Is Clyburn already campaigning to replace Nancy Pelosi as leader of the House Democrats?