Jessica Morse Nearly Quadruples McClintock in Post-Primary Fundraising

Challenger tops incumbent for fourth consecutive quarter


Monday, July 16th, 2018
Makaiah Mohler, (530) 913-3242,
Anthony Kusich, (916) 288-2228,

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Following yesterday's deadline for submitting second-quarter campaign finance reports, filings show that Congressman Tom McClintock has only raised $111,000 since the June 5thprimary, while challenger Jessica Morse took in just shy of $400,000 – a nearly four-to-one advantage. Morse continues to be McClintock's best-funded opponent since his initial race for Congress in 2008, and will have the resources she needs to get her message out in the campaign's final four months.

"The overwhelming grassroots support from our community shows the strong, clear desire for change in the 4th district," said Morse. "Voters are tired of career politicians like Tom McClintock who point fingers instead of getting things done. From protecting taxpayers to ensuring access to health care to fighting forlocal solutions, I will always put the people of our community first."

For the entire finance period that spans April 1st through June 30th, before and after the primary, Morsetook in $543,000 to McClintock's $223,000 – a margin of nearly two-and-a-half to one. Morse has raised over $250,000 more than McClintock this cycle, pointing to his tenuous hold on a district that every major political prognosticator has moved out of the "Safe Republican" category, including Inside Elections, the Cook Political Report, UVA's Crystal Ball, and CNN. In fact, McClintock's 51% showing in June was the lowest total he's ever received in a 4th district primary.

With respect to cash on hand, McClintock has $670,000 remaining in the bank compared to Morse's $535,000 – a comparatively slight deficit considering the competitive primary on the Democratic side and the lack of a real primary for McClintock. His cash-on-hand total is one of the worst among Republicans in competitive U.S. House seats in California.