Candidates for the Connecticut General Assembly have collectively raised more than $700,000 in campaign funds leading up to this November’s election, according to data obtained on June 8.
For most candidates, this data represents money raised before the most recent reporting deadline on April 10, but it includes more recent data for candidates who formed committees after that deadline.
Gail Lavielle, a third-term Republican incumbent from the 143rd District, raised the most of any state House candidate, pulling in $9,790. State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, a Democrat from the 25th District, topped his chamber’s list with $19,430.
Heather Somers, the 2014 Republican nominee for lieutenant governor who is running her first campaign for the state Senate, raised $18,430, putting her in second place for total funds raised.
Somers also received the most individual contributions of any candidate for either chamber, with 444 donations averaging $41.51.
These numbers represent cash donations from individuals raised through so-called “candidate committees.” That means they don’t include other kinds of contributions, like donations of goods and services or publicly funded grants.
Candidates can only have one candidate committee and are bound by strict financial reporting requirements. You can use the tables below to explore campaign finance data for candidates in your district.
Data was obtained from the State Elections Enforcement Commission.