published Monday, July 16th, 2012

Scott DesJarlais still leads in fundraising, but Stewart edges closer

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    U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
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NASHVILLE — Democratic congressional hopeful Eric Stewart of Winchester edged closer to matching U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., in fundraising during the second quarter.

But DesJarlais still holds a better than 3-to-1 advantage in cash on hand, according to filings.

Second quarter campaign financial disclosures filed in the 4th Congressional District with the Federal Election Commission show DesJarlais, a Jasper physician, raised $211,628 from April 1 to June 30. Stewart reported raising $148,308 in net contributions.

But DesJarlais’ disclosure shows he has $651,693 in cash on hand while Stewart reported $188,813.

No report was available for Republican Shannon Kelley on the FEC’s searchable database for electronic filings.

DesJarlais faces Kelley in the Aug. 2 GOP primary. Stewart has no Democratic primary opponent.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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