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McCready Holds Fundraising Lead Over Harris In 9th District Race

Steve Harrison
Democrat Dan McCready has raised more than twice as much money as Republican Mark Harris in the 9th Congressional District race.

Democrat Dan McCready is still holding a sizeable fundraising advantage over Republican Mark Harris in the 9th Congressional District race, which is considered one of the most competitive in the nation.

McCready, a former Marine and small business owner, has raised $4.3 million, according to a Federal Elections Commission filing Tuesday. That includes nearly $1 million from political action committees.

Harris, a former pastor at Charlotte's First Baptist Church, has raised $1.6 million so far. That includes just under $180,000 from PACs.

The two candidates are scheduled to debate at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on Spectrum News. Their first debate was last week on WBTV.

Both sides are pouring money into the 9th District, believing it's a seat that's critical as to who controls Congress. 

The fundraising totals don't include hundreds of thousands of dollars from outside groups supporting the candidates.