The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that Democratic challenger Mark Schauer was leading incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in cash on hand as of July 16. Schauer reported $928K cash on hand compared to $855K for Walberg.
Democrat Sharon Renier, who's facing Schauer in the Aug. 5 primary, reported raising just more than $7,600, ending the period with a cash balance of negative $673 and $5,000 in debt.
Campaign officials for U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, said the first-term congressman is closing the fundraising gap with state Sen. Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek.Read the full Jackson Citizen Patriot article
Walberg banked about $1.2 million in the election cycle, with $364,000 raised in the second quarter, according to a statement.
The announcement came as a reply to reports that Schauer posted gains of more than $427,000 in the second quarter in his bid for the congressional seat, bringing his total to more than $1.3 million with more than $928,000 cash on hand.
Walberg had more than $855,000 cash on hand.