Republican Walorski leads fundraising in 2nd District U.S. House race

She raised $246,085 between Jan. 1 and April 16 compared to $130,683.89 by Democrat Joe Bock.

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski raised more funds than the main Democrat vying for the 2nd District post in the first three-and-a-half months of the year.

As of April 16, the end of the pre-primary reporting period, the Republican also led handily in terms of cash on hand, $707,159.48 compared to $176,213.85 for Democrat Joe Bock.

Walorski is seeking her second term in the 2nd District U.S. House post, the only Republican ahead of the May 6 primary.

Want to see Rep. Jackie Walorski's and Joe Bock's finance reports?
  • Look here for Walorski's Jan. 1-March 31, 2014, report.
  • Look here for Walorski's April 1-16, 2014, report.
  • Look here for Bock's Jan. 1-March 31, 2014, report.
  • Look here for Bock's April 1-16, 2014, report.

On the Democratic side, four hopefuls are seeking the party nomination in next week's vote — Bock, Dan Morrison, Bob Kern and Doug Carpenter. Only Bock, though, has filed campaign finance reports with the U.S. Federal Election Commission, suggesting he's the only candidate doing formal fundraising.

At the same time, Bock has received the endorsement of the State Central Committee of the Indiana Democratic Party and the 2nd District Democratic Party apparatus.

Finance reports for the first three months of 2014 were due to the FEC on April 15 and reports for the April 1-16 pre-primary period came in last week, on April 24. Here's a look at the highlights from the two sets of reports:

Fundraising: Walorski raised $246,085 in contributions between Jan. 1 and April 16, bringing the total for the 2014 election cycle through April 16 to $1.14 million. Bock, who formally entered the race last November, raised $130,683.89 between Jan. 1 and April 16 and $304,104.75 so far in the cycle.

Funding source: Of the funds Walorski has raised this year, $130,935 came from individuals and $115,150 came from political action committees, or PACs. Of Bock's funds, $85,483.89 came from individuals and $45,200 came from political party committees and PACs.

Spending: Walorski spent $164,572.54 between Jan. 1 and April 16 and $594,724.85 in all in the cycle through April 16. Bock spent $135,777.62 between Jan. 1 and April 16 and $157,290.29 in the cycle.

In the last quarter of 2013, Bock surpassed Walorski in total receipts, but only because of a $30,000 donation he made to this campaign.

Jeff Petermann is running for the U.S. House post as a Libertarian, but he didn't show up in an FEC search. The general election is set for Nov. 4.

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