RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross outraised Republican rival Richard Burr during the past three months, but North Carolina’s senior senator still has a significant cash advantage entering the heart of the summer.
Information provided by the two campaigns before Friday’s federal campaign finance deadline shows Ross raising $2.1 million in the second quarter compared to $1.6 million for Burr. It’s the second consecutive quarterly period that Ross has generated more donations than Burr.
Burr’s campaign said he had nearly $7 million in his coffers starting July 1. Ross’s camp is reporting $1.9 million. Both candidates had to win primaries in March to advance to the general election. Ross is former state legislator. Burr is seeking his third six-year term in the Senate.
Libertarian Sean Haugh is also running.