Today is the day when federal candidates have to submit their reports to the FEC. It's also close of second quarter, often considered a make or break day for challengers depending upon how much they have raised over the last quarter. The DCCC will have a keen eye on Shuler and Kissell, while I'm sure the Miller camp will be waiting for Robinson to file. Here's what I think we will see:
Shuler - Ole Heath reported over $500,000 on his last report, with over $300,000 raised through the quarter. I haven't been digging to determine if this is new (district) or institutional (DC) money, but it doesn't matter. The DCCC considers this a pickup and will throw everything and the kitchen sink at Charles Taylor. I expect the Shuler Warhorse to continue with this past quarter. My guess: $750,000+ cash on hand.