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Politics

McCready Holds Fundraising Lead Over Harris In 9th District Race

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Steve Harrison
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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.