The Q2 2013 congressional fundraising numbers are starting to come out and CA-52 Republican candidate Carl DeMaio has released his total. It's an eye popping $483,000. This is a good haul for a full year in the odd numbered year before the even numbered election year. DeMaio has been running for a month. The top Republican challenger in Q1 raised just over $100,000. DeMaio likely is the top Republican challenger fundraiser and probably top five overall.
My sources told me that DeMaio was an incredible fundraiser, that he'd make some phone calls and be quite persuasive. They were right.