U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski is widening the gap in the fight for money in the race for the 2nd District U.S. House seat.
And the GOPer is further ahead of her chief challenger, Democrat Joe Bock, than she was this time two years ago against Brendan Mullen, the Democratic standard bearer in the 2012 race.
Here are some of the key numbers:
Want to see the numbers for yourself?
- Look here for Walorski’s latest campaign finance report.
- Look here for Bock’s.
- Walorski, who lives in the Jimtown area, had $901,200 on hand in her war chest as of June 30, according to finance reports due Tuesday, July 15, with the Federal Election Commission. Bock, a University of Notre Dame instructor from South Bend, had $277,479, making for a gap of $623,721 favoring the Republican.
- At the end of the previous reporting period, which went through April 16, Walorski had $707,159 compared to $176,214 for Bock, a gap at that time of $530,945.
- Through the end of June in the 2012 race, Walorski had $722,383 in on hand campaign funds compared to $574,880 for Mullen, a much skinnier gap of $147,503. Walorski narrowly beat Mullen in voting that November, winning her first term in the House.
Here are more numbers from the latest filings by Walorski and Bock.
- Walorski generated $329,682 in contributions in the April 17 through June 30 period, $154,932 of that from individuals and $174,750 from groups like political action committees, or PACS. She had $135,730 in disbursements, most of that campaign spending.
- Bock generated $199,670 in contributions, including $135,700 from individuals, $5,000 from political party committees and $58,970 from groups like PACs. He had $98,404 in disbursements, all of that campaign expenditures.
Campaigning in the race is starting to gear up. Walorski released her first television ad of the campaign last week.
Libertarian Jeff Petermann of Elkhart is also running for the 2nd District post, but he didn’t report any finances to the FEC.