Ross raises more, Burr has more to spend in final weeks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross has outraised and outspent Republican incumbent Richard Burr during the past three months.

But federal campaign documents show Burr has several million dollars more at his disposal in the campaign’s final weeks.

Ross’ filing said she raised more than $4.2 million in the third quarter compared to nearly $2.5 million for Burr. The documents also showed her spending more than twice as Burr. However Burr had just over $7 million in his campaign account entering October while Ross had a little over $1 million. Ross’ campaign said she raised another $2.3 million in essentially the first three weeks of October, after the deadline.

Ross is a former state legislator who has stayed statistically even with Burr in polls this fall.