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Johnson owns big fundraising lead over challenger

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The financial battle between U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6th, and Jennifer Garrison, his Democratic challenger, isn’t close with the incumbent enjoying a huge lead over his opponent.

The latest campaign reports, which takes in financial activity from April 17 to June 30, show Johnson, a two-term incumbent in the 6th Congressional District, raised $340,878 compared to $110,083 for Garrison, an attorney and former three-term state representative.

Overall for this campaign, Johnson has raised $1,771,939 compared to $571,064 for Garrison.

Of Garrison’s amount, she personally gave $137,303 the campaign in loans and in-kind contributions — including $1,465 in this reporting period for office rent, utilities and email service.

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