Phillips edges DesJarlais in first-quarter fundraising

Phillips edges DesJarlais in first-quarter fundraising

April 16th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

The Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said she raised more money than he did in the first quarter of 2018.

The Mariah Phillips for Congress campaign raised more than $59,000 in the first quarter and has raised over $200,000 so far, according to a news release detailing filings with the Federal Election Commission.

"I'm humbled by all of the grassroots supporters that are fueling our campaign, their investment is essential," Phillips said in the release. "People in the 4th District are looking for a change and together we're going to make that change happen. I'll be working hard every day from now until November to carry our message to every part of the district."

Phillips' overall fundraising, though, lags DesJarlais' by more than a third, according to his own FEC filing..

The incumbent took $55,450 in the first quarter at 378,840.01 in the election cycle to date. He spent $28,206.56 in the period and has $331,932.52 cash on hand.