Crawford Raises More than Three Challengers Combined

April 16, 2012

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Fundraising Reports: Crawford raises more than three challengers combined

Crawford raised $252,058.99 and has $459,659.62 in the bank

Jonesboro, Arkansas – First District Congressman Rick Crawford announced today that his campaign raised $252,058.99 during the first three months of 2012.  Crawford’s total for the first fundraising reporting period of 2012 was more than that of the three Democrats vying to challenge him combined. Crawford, who has no opponent in next month’s primary election, now has $459,659.62 cash on hand for the November General Election.

“My heartfelt gratitude goes out to our generous supporters throughout the First District and across the State of Arkansas.  With their help I will continue fighting to rein in out-of-control spending in Washington and stop President Obama’s assault on rural America,” said Crawford.  “Our campaign is moving full steam ahead.  We are continuing to grow our organization and will keep working hard to earn the support of First District voters. This year’s election will be one of the most critical in our nation’s history. The House of Representatives must continue to be a check on Barack Obama and his failed policies that are making our rural economy worse.”

Crawford’s total contributions for the period exceeded that amounts raised by his three challengers combined. Scott Ellington raised $19,955.60, Gary Latanich raised $38,894.00, and Clark Hall raised $123,828.25 from January through March. Crawford’s campaign war chest is now more than triple the size all the other candidates combined in Arkansas’s First District. Crawford has $459,659.62 on hand for the General Election. Scott Ellington has $5,976.26 on hand, Gary Latanich has $1,513.00 on hand and Clark Hall has $130,257.94 on hand.

Crawford Background: Rick Crawford and his wife Stacy are both graduates of Arkansas State University.  They live in Jonesboro with their two children. Crawford serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.