The Seattle Weekly has totaled the numbers on legislative campaign finance so far, and come up with this:
". . . the House Democratic Campaign Committee (formerly the House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee) already has more than $450,000 in the bank— 10 times more than the Republicans have saved up. The House Republican Organizing Committee reports just $40,621 for the period ending June 30, according to the state's Public Disclosure Commission."
Slipping into extreme minority position makes the work a lot harder - a sequence of negative expectations starts to kick in. As hole get deeper, they get ever-harder to climb out of.