Swing State Project, a national blog that looks at competitive races at all 50 states, has done an excellent wrap-up of the first quarter fundraising totals from across the country. Go check out their post to see the quick table they've put together – for those that love campaign world more than policy world, it's a great chance to scout out which races are already on the national radar screen, and which ones aren't.
They discovered an interesting tidbit, though: our non-existent Senate race has the most moolah:
But which non-incumbent raised the most? Rob Portman led the GOP with $1.7 million, and Kendrick Meek has been busy with $1.5 million. But the winner is a Democratic candidate who is under the radar, in a race that or may not actually exist: Houston mayor Bill White, who is raising for a hypothetical special election for a seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. (UPDATE: Former Texas comptroller and fellow imaginary senate candidate John Sharp reported an even larger amount in receipts, although he gets an asterisk because $515K was contributions and the rest was self-loaned.)
Not bad for a race that doesn't even exist yet. Here are links to our previous stories about the fundraising totals: