Johnson's campaign coffers more than double Garrison's in 6th District


YOUNGSTOWN

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 with $110,083 for Garrison, an attorney and former three-term state representative.

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

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

Johnson reported a $8,908 personal contribution on June 30 on the latest report filed with the Federal Election Commission. The contribution doesn’t include for what the money was used. Overall, he’s given $13,332 to this campaign.

Among Johnson’s expenses was $13,750 on June 13 to Public Opinion Strategies LLC, a firm in Alexandria, Va., for polling.

As of June 30, Johnson had $1,206,292 in his campaign fund compared with $230,780 for Garrison. Both live in Marietta.

“Read more about the campaigns in Thursday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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