Jensen way behind Barr in funding for U.S. House race

State Journal staff report, Published:

Democratic U.S. House candidate Elisabeth Jensen continues to face a significant funding disadvantage against U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, reporting Wednesday $163,166 raised in this year’s second quarter.

Jensen, president of The Race for Education, posted her second-highest fundraising quarter and reported $234,329 in her campaign coffers as of June 30, up from $184,378 at the end of April. She raised $117,501 from individual donors and $45,162 from political action committees while spending $113,216, according to her report to the Federal Election Commission.

Still, her campaign account trails Barr’s by more than $1.1 million after the first-term Republican incumbent reported Tuesday raising $326,066 for his re-election bid during the second quarter, which covers April through June.

Jensen’s campaign has not responded to a request for comment.

The two will face off in the 6th Congressional District election Nov. 4.

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