Garcia, Guinta Set Pace For GOP Fundraising Leading Up To Primary

Aug 30, 2014

With less than two weeks before the primary, candidates for U.S. House of Representatives have filed their Federal Election Commission disclosures for July 1 through Aug. 20. 

In Congressional District 1, Republican upstart Daniel Innis ended the period with $67,000 cash on hand, well below the $188,000 of his opponent Frank Guinta.

Guinta outpaced Innis in fundraising during the period by a margin of $34,000 to $23,000, but also reported $289,000 in debt.

Innis loaned his campaign $10,000.

Whoever wins the primary will still have an uphill battle: Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter brought in $119,000 during the same period, and ended with $654,000 cash on hand.

Shea-Porter's campaign spent $77,000 during the period, compared to $99,000 spent by Guinta and $85,000 spent by Innis.

In Congressional District 2, candidate Marilinda Garcia outpaced her primary opponent Gary Lambert in fundraising, bringing in $111,000.

Lambert only raised $13,000, as well as a personal $50,000 loan.

Lambert did end the period with more cash on hand than Garcia, $211,000 to $118,000. He also outspent Garcia, $159,000 to $118,000.

Democratic incumbent Ann McLane Kuster is well ahead of all three Republican candidates. She raised $287,000, while spending $395,000. She ended with $1.6 million on hand.