U.S. Rep. Andy Barr continues to hold big cash advantage over Democrats

syoungman@herald-leader.comMay 8, 2014 

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr continues to enjoy a significant cash advantage over his likely Democratic opponent, Elisabeth Jensen, raising more than $77,000 in April.

Barr, in his first term representing Central Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, has more than $1.1 million in cash on hand, but his campaign spent more than $63,000 of its April haul on fundraising and mail pieces.

Despite those April expenditures, Barr continues to outpace Jensen, who raised more than $23,000 in April while spending more than $64,000. Jensen, who has lent her campaign $100,000, has about $184,000 in cash on hand.

Democrat Geoff Young had not filed his pre-primary fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission by Thursday afternoon. All but $600 of the $50,600 that Young has raised previously came from a loan he gave to his campaign.

At the end of March, Young reported $1,600 in expenditures and $49,464 in cash on hand.

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