One month away, who leads the Valley Congressional cash dash for the March Primary?

The Sun takes a dive into fundraising figures for the Valley’s five Congressional battles one month before the primary.

Congressional fundraising totals are in for the final quarter of 2023 with roughly one month to go before voters weigh-in during the March 5 Primary

Here’s a look at where candidates stand throughout the Central Valley: 

Congressional District 9 

  • Rep. Josh Harder (D–Tracy) leads the way in his re-election bid for the 9th District, raising $483,979.30 in the last three months of 2023. He has over $2.6 million left on hand. 
  • Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln, a Republican, raised $277,682.18 and has $294,886.73 on hand. 

Congressional District 13

  • Rep. John Duarte (R–Modesto) faces a rematch against former Asm. Adam Gray (D–Merced) in what was one of the closest races in the nation in 2022. 
  • Duarte brought in $265,843.18 in the period, bringing his total cash on hand to over $1.4 million. 
  • Gray took in $321,938.26 to close out the year and has over $392,000 in the bank. 

Congressional District 20 

  • The crowded field to succeed Speaker Emeritus Kevin McCarthy in the 20th District has three Republican candidates separating from the pack with their fundraising numbers. 
  • Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux raised $162,478.75 and boasts the largest war chest at over $152,000. 
  • Businessman Kyle Kirkland brought in $20,901 in the period but has the second-largest amount on hand at $120,236. 
  • Asm. Vince Fong (R–Bakersfield) took in 107,411.69 and has over $105,000 in the bank. 
  • Democrat Marisa Wood, who lost to McCarthy in 2022, raised $32,210.88 and has over $22,000 left. 
  • Republican and America First candidate David Giglio raised $35,919.04 in the last three months of 2023 and had $3,067.13 left. 
  • Democrat Andy Morales brought in $25,521.93 and has just under $2,000 left in the bank. 

Congressional District 21 

  • Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno), running for his 11th term in Congress, raised $259,072 in the period and has over $822,000 in his war chest. 
  • Challenger Michael Maher brought in $35,405.50 and has over $150,000 on hand. 

Congressional District 22 

  • Rep. David Valadao (R–Hanford) took in $391,572.16 as he fends off three challengers, bringing his cash on hand total to over $1.4 million. 
  • Former Asm. Rudy Salas (D–Bakersfield), the pick of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, raised $266,182.25 in his rematch bid against Valadao, bringing his cash on hand total to over $295,000. 
  • State Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D–Bakersfield) took in $20,126.91 and has $4,881.33 remaining. 
  • Republican Chris Mathys raised $8,632.69 and has the second-largest war chest with $306,481.21 left on hand. 
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