McIntyre holds big fundraising lead over Republican challengers


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We’ve been watching the horse race that is the campaign for President, but things are heating up here at home for Congress.

This week candidates for the 7th District seat filed their third quarter campaign finance reports.

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Incumbent Democrat Rep. Mike McIntyre has a big lead with $555,075.91 in the bank after raising $224,744.57 this quarter according to his campaign.

On the Republican side, Ilario Pantano says he raised about $65,000 this quarter and has about $29,000 on hand. David Rouzer says he raised about $200,000 in the last six weeks and has approximately $193,000 in cash on hand.