Heading into the final stretch of the race between U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse and his repeat rival Clint Didier to represent Washington’s 4th Congressional District, the incumbent continues to hold a lead in campaign cash.
The Newhouse campaign raised $250,338 in the third quarter of the year, while Didier’s campaign raised $44,986, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month.
While that’s a big increase in fundraising for the Didier campaign, which reported raising just $7,940 through mid-July, Newhouse still has more than 10 times more cash on hand — $333,024 compared with Didier’s $27,910 as of Sept. 30.
In the third quarter, Newhouse received $142,446 from political action committees and $107,792 from individuals, but the donations were not yet itemized on the FEC website.
During the same time period, his campaign spent $148,881; the expenditures were not yet itemized either.
Didier’s campaign spent $20,735 in the third quarter — on his weekly radio show on the American Christian Network, campaign management, signs, his website and radio ads.
Other than $5,000 from Sarah Palin’s Political Action Committee, all of Didier’s donations were from Washington residents.
All told, Newhouse has raised more than a million dollars during this campaign, including $642,000 from political action committees representing many national business and special interest groups.