NC Dem takes big-bucks lead over GOP rival in US House redo

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(Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in a North Carolina U.S. House special election ordered after a ballot-collection scandal has a big lead in the money race over his Republican rival to represent a GOP-leaning district.

Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday showed Democrat Dan McCready collected double the contributions as Republican Dan Bishop since late April.

McCready reported raising $1.37 million in the 9th Congressional District race and Bishop $655,000 during the period, which included the Republican primary in which Bishop won the GOP nomination over nine other candidates.

McCready had almost $1.8 million in cash at the start of July to spend ahead of September’s special election. That’s five times as much as Bishop.

Vice President Mike Pence is headlining a Bishop fundraiser Wednesday in Fayetteville.

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