Barr maintains pace with another $360K; Has nearly $580K as 6th District begins heating up

07/12/2013 08:45 PM

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has settled into a consistent fundraising pace, bringing in more than $360,000 for the second quarter in a row, according to a summary of Barr’s July report.

Barr raised $360,048 from April through June keeping pace with the $361,510 he collected from donors between Jan. 1 and March 31, in which he led all Kentucky congressmen in fundraising.

In the last quarter, more than $200,000 in contributions came from individuals while more than $156,000 came from PACs. Barr’s report summary shows he starts the second half of 2013 with $579,514 in the bank.

That comes as Democratic candidates start lining up to challenge Barr.

Education advocate Elisabeth Jensen of Lexington announced she had raised more than $74,000 in the last two weeks of June. On Friday, lawyer Michael Coblenz announced he would run. And other Democrats considering the race include Lexington lumber company owner Joe Palumbo and former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac.

Barr’s fundraising report shows he spent $83,074. He has spent nearly $294,000 so far in the election cycle while bringing in a total of $810,034 since the 2012 Election ended.

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

About Ryan Alessi

Ryan Alessi joined cn|2 in May 2010 as senior managing editor and host of Pure Politics. He has covered politics for more than 10 years, including 7 years as a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Follow Ryan on Twitter @cn2Alessi. Ryan can be reached at 502-792-1135 or

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