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.