U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais raises more than $113,000 in third quarter

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais raises more than $113,000 in third quarter

October 15th, 2013 by Andy Sher in Local - Breaking News

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

Photo by Staff File Photo/Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE - U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., today reported raising $113,249 during the third quarter as he seeks to fend off a GOP primary next year from state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville.

The campaign says it had $171,000 in cash on hand at the end of the July 1 through Sept. 30 reporting period.

"Since kicking off his campaign a little over two months ago, Congressman DesJarlais has met his fundraising goals and his campaign is on track to have all the resources needed to win in 2014," the South Pittsburg physician's campaign said in a statement.

"Senator Tracy has certainly been campaigning full-time and has taken advantage of his special interest connections, the campaign continued. "However, he is going to need all the money he can get if his plan is to buy this election with $100,000 pancake breakfasts."