CONCORD – Republican 2nd District U.S. House candidate Marilinda Garcia will report raising $135,162 in the second quarter that ended June 30 and will report entering the third quarter with $124,514 on hand.
“Marilinda is proud of her fundraising totals for last quarter, and extremely thankful to those who have supported her campaign for Congress,” said her campaign manager, Tom Szold. “A late June surge in donations is especially encouraging, as this fundraising momentum has carried well into July. The floodgates seem to have opened, and we look forward to using these new resources to defeat Representative Kuster come November.”
Garcia, a state representative from Salem, had raised $111,079 since becoming a candidate last Nov. 21 through the end of the first quarter on March 31 and ended the first quarter with $58,646 on hand.
Her two Republican primary competitors, former state Sen. Gary Lambert of Nashua and Jim Lawrence of Hudson, have yet to announce their second quarter fundraising numbers. All candidates must file their quarterly reports with the Federal Election Commission – or in the case of Senate candidates, the Secretary of the Senate – by tomorrow.
Lambert raised $321,153 since becoming a candidate on July 1, 2013 through the end of the first quarter of this year and had $259,814 on hand as of March 31. He has not yet announced disclosed his second quarter fundraising totals.
Lawrence announced his candidacy in June.
Incumbent Democratic Rep. Ann Kuster is far ahead of Garcia and Lambert in fundraising. She announced last week having raised $568,000 in the second quarter and had $1.7 million on hand. Her total amount raised since Jan. 1, 2013 is now about $2.3 million.