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.