ByÂ Abby LivingstonÂ , Roll Call
Former state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D) raised $775,000 in the third quarter in her open-seat race against Republican Vernon Parker for Arizonaâ€™s 9th district, according to her campaign.
Of that sum, $653,000 was raised from Aug. 9 to Sept. 30. The campaign is still calculating her cash on hand, but it is likely to be somewhere north of $275,000.
Sinema will need every dollar she has raised. Republican outside groups are either already on the air or are expected to buy Phoenix television time. And Parker indicated in a recent interview with Roll Call that his fundraising had picked up after Arizonaâ€™s Aug. 28 primary.
Sinemaâ€™s is one of the few publicly released third-quarter totals so far, but it is a significant sum for a House race. Fellow EMILYâ€™s List-backed candidate Elizabeth Esty (D) had a strong quarter as well, raking in about $650,000. Esty is running in an open-seat race in Connecticutâ€™s 5th.
Whether these numbers are outliers or indicators of across-the-board large fundraising hauls will only become clear as more numbers trickle in.
Roll Call rates this race as a Tossup.
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