Jensen playing catch up in fundraising with $234,000 on hand after Democratic primary

07/17/2014 10:59 AM

Democratic 6th District Congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen of Lexington is reporting more than $234,000 in cash-on-hand for her campaign against U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington.

In the last three months, Jensen raised $186,000 in campaign contributions. Of that total, $163,000 in contributions came in the two months following the primary, according to a fundraising report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Prior to the May primary, Jensen, at one point had $265,000 in cash-on-hand. So far in the cycle Jensen has raised $637,000 for the campaign including a $100,000 loan to her campaign. She has spent nearly $363,000 in the cycle.

Jensen 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 — touting the increased access to health care during the Democratic primary.

Meanwhile, Barr, who did not have a GOP primary opponent, raised nearly $400,000 in campaign contributions — bringing his total cash-on-hand to $1.36 million.

Barr has shown he can be an effective fundraiser gathering $2.1 million during the 2012 cycle in which he defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler.

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