Scott DesJarlais still leads in fundraising, but Stewart edges closer

Scott DesJarlais still leads in fundraising, but Stewart edges closer

July 16th, 2012 by Andy Sher in Local - Breaking News

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.

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.