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McIntyre builds warchest as Republicans battle in primary

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) has passed the $1 million mark as he raises money for his reelection bid. Meanwhile his leading Republican challengers lag well behind in the money race.

McIntyre, who does not have a primary challenge, has $778,985.32 cash on hand after raising more than $160,000 in the first quarter of 2012.

On the Republican side, Ilario Pantano outraised David Rouzer in the first quarter. Pantano brought in more than $129,000 compared to more than $89,000 for Rouzer, including about $6,200 from Rouzer himself. Pantano has raised about $5,000 more than Rouzer for the entire election cycle, but Rouzer has about $100,000 more cash on hand, despite outspending his rival by about $60,000 in the first quarter.

One Stop Voting starts Thursday across the state. Election Day is May 8.

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