U.S. Senate candidate and former ESPN college football analyst Craig James has reported raising more than $1 million — 74 percent of that total from himself — in the first three months of the year.
James took in about $268,000 in donations from others and invested $750,000 of his own money into his campaign, according to documents released by his campaign today.
The campaign reported spending more than $493,000 and having nearly $525,000 cash the campaign has on hand.
“We know that raising money is difficult in this environment, but Craig’s support is clearly growing,” campaign manager Corbett Howard said in a statement. “And after Craig’s stellar performance during last Friday’s debate, we expect the money to really start rolling in.”
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James' funds raised were lower than his three leading competitors in the Republican primary, all of whom revealed some details of their first-quarter results last week. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst led the pack with $1.66 million in individual contributions. Former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz was close behind with $1.3 million raised, followed by former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert with nearly $1 million, which included $500,000 from Leppert himself.
Sunday was the deadline for the candidates to report their campaign fundraising and expenses for the first quarter of the year to the Federal Election Commission.
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