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Simpson raised $1.25 million in 2013

Mike Simpson, the incumbent in one of the 2014 Republican primary season’s most-watched Congressional races, raised more than $430,000 in the fourth quarter of last year, according to his campaign.

That brought Simpson’s total fundraising figure for 2013 to more than $1.25 million, according to his campaign.

Simpson had raised $830,000 as of Sept. 30. That’s according to the Federal Elections Commission webpage.

Bryan Smith, Simpson’s hard-right challenger from Idaho Falls, hasn’t released his fourth-quarter figures yet. According to the FEC, his campaign received $321,000 between April 1 and Sept. 30.

Carrie Brown, Smith’s campaign manager, said the campaign is planning on releasing Q4 numbers next week.

Here’s the full text of Simpson’s announcement Wednesday:


Campaign to report record-breaking amount raised for 2014 cycle

Boise, ID – Congressman Mike Simpson today announced his re-election campaign has raised well over $1,250,000 in 2013, including more than $430,000 raised in the fourth quarter. The campaign currently has over $760,000 cash-on-hand and has already surpassed fundraising efforts for the entire 2011-2012 cycle.

“I am so pleased and humbled by the tremendous support we have received,” said Simpson. “Idahoans know I’m fighting to end Obamacare, co-sponsored the balanced budget amendment to end out of control government spending, and have worked hard to represent them and our conservative Idaho values in Washington. This record breaking fundraising year demonstrates the momentum we are seeing in this race.”

Simpson will be filing his full fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission by the filing deadline of January 31, 2014.

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