With an open Congressional seat on the line, spending in Connecticut’s contentious Fifth District race has nearly topped $4 million, with both sides flooding the airwaves with campaign ads, new records show.
Democrat Elizabeth Esty has spent more than twice as much on the race as Republican Andrew Roraback, although, as my colleague Amanda Falcone reports, Roraback doled out more cash in the latest reporting period, covering the first half of October. Roraback also had slightly more cash on hand as of the middle of the month.
The chart below gives a summary of donations and loans to each campaign, as well as how much cash each candidate has spent and how much each still has in the bank. These figures are as of October 17, the closing date for the most recent filing.
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