Bryan Smith’s campaign to unseat longtime incumbent Mike Simpson brought in $111,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.
That brings the challenger’s total war chest to more than $535,000 for 2013 – an impressive sum for a challenger in the district and far more than Simpson’s Republican challengers have amassed in recent elections.
Still, it’s a lot less than Simpson’s $1.25 million.
More than 70 percent of the money coming into Smith’s campaign was from individuals giving $200 or less, according to the campaign.
Smith has more than $375,000 of cash on hand, according to the campaign. Here’s Smith’s full statement:
Bryan Smith Raises $111,000 During Fourth Quarter in ID-02 Race
Idaho Falls, ID – Conservative congressional candidate Bryan Smith raised $111,066 in the fourth fundraising quarter of 2013. Bryan Smith is challenging career politician Congressman Mike Simpson in the Republican primary in Idaho’s second congressional district.
“I am overwhelmed by the support my campaign has received since I entered the race last June. Our latest fundraising numbers show that the people of Idaho and our nation are tired of business as usual and want true conservative leadership in Washington instead of career politicians going along to get along,” says Bryan Smith.
The Bryan Smith for Congress campaign has raised over $525,000 since entering the race in June, with 70 percent of the campaign’s contributions coming from individuals giving $200 or less. The campaign has over $375,000 cash on hand and has raised more than four times the amount raised by recent Republican challengers to Congressman Simpson.