The top House self-funded candidates have not fared as well as their Senate candidate counterparts; while 8 of the top 10 self-funded Senate candidates remain in their races, only 4 of the top 10 self-funded candidates on the House side remain.
Among the top self-financing House candidates are two pairs of adversaries. The No. 3 spender, Republican Randy Altschuler, has spent $2 million of his own money in his campaign to unseat Democratic Rep. Timothy Bishop in New York's First District. But also hoping to defeat Bishop is Republican Christopher Cox, who has given his campaign over $1 million. The race between the two self-financers will be decided in New York's September 14 primaries. Two largely self-funded candidates who didn't quite make the top 10 also faced off in Virginia's Second District: Republican candidate Ben Loyola gave his campaign nearly $940,000, and Scott Rigell gave slightly less, with nearly $925,000. However, Rigell came out on top in the June 8 primary and will now face Democratic incumbent Rep. Glenn Nye on Election Day.
The 10 House candidates who have contributed the most of their own money (in loans and donations) toward this year's general election campaigns are:
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