Yesterday (before Slog died) I posted on the money race in the 1st CD, the most competitive congressional race in the state. Okay, the only competitive race in the state. The 1st quarter 2012 campaign finance reports are in for the other nine districts, and there are at least some interesting numbers, if not particularly surprising ones:

6th CD: Not only has State Senator Derek Kilmer raked in all the Democratic endorsements in the surprisingly uncompetitive race to replace retiring Congressman-for-Life Norm Dicks, he's also raked in most of the money: $357,339 compared to... well... I'm not exactly sure what numbers to use for his Republican competitors. One challenger has loaned himself $133,000 and done absolutely nothing else. None have raised more than about $20K in actual contributions. It sure looks like a cakewalk for Kilmer.

10th CD: The third of three open seats this election is also proving to be surprisingly uncompetitive. The uninspiring yet establishment-beloved Denny Heck added another $402K to his coffers, bringing his total haul to $902K, plus another $350K in personal loans. Meanwhile Heck's Republican opponent Dick Muri only added $31K to his $134K total, and has a meager $64K cash on hand. Money isn't everything, but you don't win races being outspent ten to one.

2nd CD: Likable if pulse-slackening Democratic incumbent Representative Rick Larsen won reelection by a graphene-thin margin in 2010, but only after late ballots gave him a come from behind victory over crazy Tea Party challenger John Koster. So even in a substantially more Democratic redistricted 2nd, you'd think he would've drawn some moderately strong competition. Not so much. Larsen added $134K to his $819K total. Larsen's only challenger, Republican Dan Matthews, has raised $2,130, about $8,000 less than he's spent.

7th CD: "Baghdad Jim" McDermott never raises much money because he doesn't have to, routinely winning his safe Seattle district with 80-percent-or-so of the vote. This year is no exception, with the 12-term Democrat reporting only $296K thus far, and $144K cash on hand. Local tax attorney and fellow Dem Andrew Hughes, formerly running in the 1st CD, is promising to give McDermott his first real challenge in forever... not that you'd know it from Hughes' reported negative $27,114 cash on hand.

9th CD: Adam Smith won the redistricting lottery this year, with the 9th transforming from a lean-Democratic district into a rock solid one. Last quarter he added $163K to his respectable $698K total, while his Republican opponent James Postma raised exactly zero dollars while sitting on a big pile of debt.

And the rest: None of the Republican incumbents in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 8th CDs appear to have serious challengers from a fundraising perspective. The closest is Democrat Rich Cowan, challenging Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the 5th —he raised $108K in the quarter compared to her $285K, but she currently enjoys a $916K to $75K cash on hand advantage. In the other three districts Republicans enjoy a combined $1,737,298 to $2,227 cash on hand advantage over their Democratic "challengers." For all the Darcy-haters whining about how she lost two elections, at least she forced Dave Reichert to fight for his 8th CD seat (when no one else would), unlike the free pass he's getting this time around.

So there you have it: a close race in the 1st—perhaps one of the most competitive races in the nation—but nowhere else... at least if these early fundraising trends hold up.