Incumbent 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, outraised Democratic challenger John Douglass in the 3rd quarter and holds a substantial advantage in cash on-hand headed toward Election Day on Nov. 6.
For the period between July 1 and Sept. 30, Hurt raised $358,331 and ended with $695,323 in cash on hand.
For that same period, Douglass raised $302,685 and ended with $223,339 in cash on hand.
We offer the disclaimer that outraising an opponent doesn’t automatically guarantee victory — but campaign cash does enable a candidate to get his message out.
And as always, we invite you to share your thoughts on the 5th District race in the comments section.
– Mason Adams