We’ve been keeping track of fundraising numbers for state legislative races as they become available. In the latest round of available finance reports (through 9/6/16), Democrats continue to outraise Republicans by a significant margin.
For this round of reporting, we organized the numbers based on total contributions during the last reporting period (August, basically). As you can see from the chart below, 12 of the top 15 candidates are Democrats.
Note that these contributions and cash-on-hand numbers don’t necessarily match up for each race; some candidates have obviously already spent a sizable sum on direct mail or other forms of advertising.