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.