Delaney, aided by Clinton, widened fundraising lead over Bartlett
By Matthew Hay Brown
Oct 26, 2012 | 11:51 AM
Democratic challenger John Delaney outraised longtime Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett by a six-to-one margin in the first half of October, and had more cash on hand going into the final weeks of the campaign, according to finance reports released late Thursday.
In the state's most competitive congressional race, Delaney raised more than $251,000 between Oct. 1 and 17, a period that included a Washington fundraiser headlined by Bill Clinton. He had $173,000 on hand.
Bartlett, seeking an 11th term in the Sixth District, which was redrawn last year to favor Democrats, raised less than $40,000 during the same period. He had $110,000 on hand.
The numbers, released by the Federal Election Commission, came from the final round of campaign finance reports to be released before the Nov. 6 election.
Delaney, who won a competitive Democratic primary to challenge Bartlett in the general election, had raised $3.75 million during the 2012 cycle.