Less than four months until the general election, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd, announced that he has raised more than $1 million for his 2010 re-election campaign. The Louisville representative has raised more than $200,000 since April, and has a hefty $600,000 in his coffers.
“Thanks to the support of the Louisville community, I am confident that Congressman Yarmuth will have every resource needed to discuss his fight to revitalize the economy, bring more good jobs to Louisville, and increase access to affordable, quality health care,” Elizabeth Sawyer, Yarmuth’s campaign manager, said in a press release. “Louisvillians want him to keep fighting for their priorities in Congress, and he’s right on track for another big win in November.”
Details of campaign finance report will be made available on July 15.
In November, the two-term congressman will face three challenges, Republican Todd Lally, Libertarian Ed Martin and independent Michael Hansen. And while many sense this race could go under the political radar, a few political observers noticed Lally early on. The young GOP candidate got a notable boost from the local Tea Party in this primary election and blitzed Yarmuth on job losses in the district.
However, lingering questions remain if Lally, a UPS pilot and lieutenant colonel in the Kentucky Air National Guard, will be able to catch up financially with Yarmuth. In April, he entered the race with only $25,000 on hand. If the top gun conservative can build a financial pipeline even close to Yarmuth’s hefty moneybags then expect more heads to turn.
In a telephone interview, Lally’s campaign manager told LEO Weekly that their report will be released tomorrow.