DeFazio rival only Ore. challenger with money
Monday, April 16, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Most of Oregon's congressional races this year are shaping up as lopsided affairs, with only one of the five incumbents so far facing a well-funded challenger.
Campaign finance reports submitted over the weekend show that Republican Art Robinson is the only challenger to raise much money. He again tapped a national fundraising network that helped him spook Democratic incumbent Peter DeFazio in 2010.
The latest campaign finance reports show Robinson raised $370,000 through the end of March, and he had just over $170,000 left to spend. DeFazio had raised $600,000, with $530,000 left in the bank.
Two Republicans challenging Democrat Kurt Schrader in Oregon's most competitive district reported raising less than $10,000 between them. Schrader has raised almost $2 million, with half it still in the bank.