John Barrow at 2010 campaign event
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The latest campaign finance reports show Rep. John Barrow with a big fundraising advantage over Republican opponent Lee Anderson in the final weeks of their race for eastern Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
Barrow's report says he had $1.19 million in the bank on Sept. 30 after raising $648,070 over the previous three months. Anderson of Grovetown had $174,297 in the bank after raising $269,854 in the same period. The reports were due Monday before midnight.
Barrow, an Augusta Democrat, faces a tough re-election battle after Republican lawmakers redrew his district to favor a GOP challenger.
Both political parties and other outside groups have spent $3.14 million on the race, mostly on negative attack ads. The biggest spender is the National Republican Congressional Committee, which has made ousting Barrow a priority.
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