US Reps. Ryan and Johnson raise big bucks for re-election bids


YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Bill Johnson, who are seeking re-election in November, have significant financial advantages over their general-election challengers.

Ryan of Howland raised $180,289 in campaign contributions and spent $146,682 between April 19 and June 30, according to his latest Federal Election Commission filing.

In comparison, Chris DePizzo, a Republican from Chagrin Falls challenging Ryan, raised $14,853 and spent $1,270 between April 19 and June 30.

Overall for this campaign, DePizzo has raised $36,196 and has spent $12,686. He had $23,510 in his campaign fund as of June 30.

Meanwhile, Johnson of Marietta, raised $313,599 in campaign contributions and $118,010 between April 19 and June 30.

Overall for this election, Johnson raised $1,613,950 and spent $927,558.

The FEC had not received a campaign-finance report for April 19 to June 30 from Shawna Roberts of Belmont, Johnson’s Democratic challenger, as of today. She had $3,529 in her campaign fund as of April 18.

For the complete story, read Tuesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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