Andy Barr set to report $1.36 million on hand for re-election

07/15/2014 09:23 AM

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, is set to report $1.36 million in cash-on-hand for his re-election campaign for a second term in office.

In the last three months, Barr raised nearly $400,000 in campaign contributions. Of that total, $318,000 in contributions came in the two months following the primary, according to top-line fundraising numbers.

In the last quarter, more than $157,000 in contributions came from individuals while more than $160,000 came from PACs.

Barr faces Democrat Elisabeth Jensen from Lexington who is an education advocate and one of the few Democrats in Kentucky to not only openly embrace the Affordable Care Act but to run on it, airing radio ads touting the increased access to health care during the Democratic primary.

Barr’s fundraising report shows he spent $70,274. He has spent $878,289 so far in the election cycle.

He raised $2.1 million during the 2012 cycle in which he defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler.

Nick Storm

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