NC7 candidates release fundraising totals for 1st quarter - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

NC7 candidates release fundraising totals for 1st quarter

Posted: Updated:

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Seventh Congressional GOP candidates David Rouzer and Woody White are trumpeting their fundraising efforts as their primary campaigns head toward the May 6 primary election.

Rouzer, the former state Senator and nominee in 2012, reports raising $293,121.45 in the first quarter of 2014, with nearly $419,000 cash on hand heading into the final weeks of the primary campaign. According to his campaign report to be filed with the Federal Elections Commission, Rouzer has raised $679,756 in this election cycle.

"Our supporters know that David Rouzer has a proven record of tackling tough problems with conservative solutions and they want to see him in Congress," Tyler Foote, Rouzer's Campaign Manager said in an email statement. "Our successful fundraising is a direct result of the excitement surrounding David's candidacy and the resolve of his supporters to restore common-sense, conservative leadership to Washington."

White is also a former state Senator and current Chairman of the New Hanover County Commissioners. White campaign officials sent out a news release saying it raised more than $400,000 in its first 100 days. Robert Andrews, White's campaign manager, added the campaign has "just over $100,000 cash on hand, with one-half of its TV budget paid for" at the end of the quarter.

"Support for my campaign has been overwhelming and generous," White said in an emailed news release. "97% of my contributors are hardworking folks from right here in the district, who want real change in Washington."

Chris Andrade's campaign reported raising $21,615 in contributions in the first quarter, which included a $21,000 loan from Andrade himself. The campaign lists $6,587.32 cash on hand at the end of March.

"We are proud that we are a respected campaign in spite of so few resources because leadership and solutions are the most important things in this election," Andrade said in an email statement. "The message is more important than money."

When reached by phone Tuesday, Democratic candidate Jonathan Barfield said his campaign raised "about $13,000" in the first quarter, but he did not have figures on the amount of cash on hand. Barfield's primary opponent, Walter Martin Jr. of Princeton, will not file an FEC report since he says he "has not met the $5,000 threshold.".

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Davis, Hamilton write Governor urging special session; AFP opposes idea

    Davis, Hamilton write Governor urging special session; AFP opposes idea

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:30:47 GMT
    Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) and Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-New Hanover) are spearheading an effort to get Gov. Pat McCrory to call a special session of the General Assembly to deal solely with economic development
    Local lawmakers' request for a special session is being met with some opposition tonight. Reps. Ted Davis & Susi Hamilton of New Hanover County believe a session focused solely on economic development is needed. But one conservative group is opposing the need for lawmakers to meet again to increase the JDIG program.
  • UPDATE: Coal ash bill approved by House & Senate, headed to Governor's desk

    UPDATE: Coal ash bill approved by House & Senate, headed to Governor's desk

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:37:34 GMT
    Republican leaders in the General Assembly say they have reached a compromise deal on implementing new coal ash regulations, and forcing Duke Energy to close all 33 of its coal ash ponds across North Carolina. According
    House and senate lawmakers in the NC General Assembly passed a bill mandating cleanup of all Duke Energy coal ash ponds by the year 2029. The action follows a massive spill of coal ash into the Dan River in February from a company site in Eden. You can click on a link inside this story to see the specifics of the bill, which is now headed to the Governor's desk.
  • Changes to film grant program will go in front of lawmakers

    Changes to film grant program will go in front of lawmakers

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:51:31 GMT
    The Film and Entertainment Grant Fund proposal will go back in front of state lawmakers tomorrow and Wednesday, after House and Senate conferees made slight changes to the proposal already approved in
    It appears lawmakers are moving forward with a grant fund that will replace the current Film Incentive Tax Credit that has been in place to lure film and television productions to North Carolina.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.