This is remarkable:
For the second consecutive quarter, veteran incumbent Connecticut Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4, raised fewer campaign dollars than his probable Democratic challenger.Shays is a political survivor, so I imagine he'll make some sort of comeback. I'm not in Fairfield County, so I don't know if there's much of a buzz surrounding Farrell's campaign. Could be more happening than I can sense from way up here.
Westport Democrat Diane Farrell raised $514,595 in the first three months of 2006 while Shays raised $372,000, according to their respective campaigns.
Shays maintains the overall edge in campaign fund-raising and has more cash on hand than Farrell. She has raised $1.1 million for the campaign and has $831,758 in her treasury; Shays has raised $1.7 million total and has $1.1 million remaining. (Urban)
More over at My Left Nutmeg.
Urban, Peter. "Farrell leads Shays in quarterly cash." Connecticut Post 14 April, 2006.
The Courtney campaign is saying that they've outraised Rob Simmons by about $52,000.
This isn't all that unusual. I checked the FEC site, and in April 2004 Diane Farrell reported raising almost $200,000 more than Shays. Shays still won by 4%, despite a presidential campaign in which the 4th CD trended Democratic overall. Simmons still outraised Courtney during this period in 2002, but that was a very, very different year.
Johnson still outraised Murphy, and has a substantial edge in both total funds raised and cash on hand.