Shea-Porter far outpaces GOP 1st District rivals in fund-raising

CONCORD — U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter has never been known as a fund-raising juggernaut, but in the current campaign, she out pacing her either of her potential Republican general election rivals by plenty.

 
First District incumbent Democrat Shea-Porter’s latest campaign finance report showed she raised $219,031 in the second quarter and entered the third quarter with $612,028 on hand. Shea-Porter has now raised $948,081 in the current campaign cycle.

 
Republican former Rep. Frank Guinta reported raising $ 131,987 in the second quarter and so far in the campaign and reported entering the third quarter with $252,123 on hand. The Guinta campaign continues to have a debt obligation of $289,575, most of it dating back to his 2010 campaign.

 
Guinta’s GOP rival, former University of New Hampshire business school dean Dan Innis raised $87,656 in the second quarter and has raised $255,492 since filing a campaign committee. Innis reported entering the third quarter with $ 118,932 on hand.

 

 

As the New Hampshire Journal has reported, in the 2nd District the Democratic incumbent is Democratic is far ahead in fund-raising.

 

 

U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster raised $565,451 in the second quarter and has raised $2.33 million so far in the 2014 campaign cycle. She reported entering the third quarter with nearly $1.74 million on hand.

 
Republican Gary Lambert took in $103,044 during the second quarter and $424,198 since becoming filing a campaign committee last July. He reported $305,924 on hand.

 

 

Fellow Republican Marilinda Garcia reported raising $135,162 in the second quarter and  $246,580 since becoming a candidate last November. She reported having $124,514 on hand.

 

 

Republican Jim Lawrence, who announced his candidacy just more than a month ago, reported raising $5,227 and having a debt of $24,961. He reported having $22,657 on hand.

Author: John DiStaso

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