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Democratic Challengers Outraising Republican Incumbents In Two Key Races

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The latest fundraising numbers are in for the campaigns of North Carolina’s top two races.

Those races are for governor and U.S. senator. And in both races, the Democratic challengers are outraising the Republican incumbents in the second quarter.

In the race for governor, Democrat Roy Cooper raised $5.1 million. Cooper’s campaign, which just recently began running its own political ads now has well over $9 million in the bank.

Republican Pat McCrory’s campaign raised $3.2 million over the same period. And had $6.3 million in the bank through the end of June.

As for the U.S. Senate seat up for grabs, Democrat Deborah Ross has again outraised incumbent Republican Richard Burr, but Burr has raised much more overall.  

Ross raised $2.1 million in the second quarter and about $4 million in total. Burr has raised nearly $9 million to date and still has nearly $7 million already in the bank.

Tom Bullock decided to trade the khaki clad masses and traffic of Washington DC for Charlotte in 2014. Before joining WFAE, Tom spent 15 years working for NPR. Over that time he served as everything from an intern to senior producer of NPR’s Election Unit. Tom also spent five years as the senior producer of NPR’s Foreign Desk where he produced and reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Haiti, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon among others. Tom is looking forward to finally convincing his young daughter, Charlotte, that her new hometown was not, in fact, named after her.