Wendy Rogers, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and Republican candidate for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, raised $138,000 in the first quarter of 2014 to use in her bid to unseat incumbent Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.
Rogers reported having $311,000 cash on hand as of March 31.
Her fundraising bests her Republican primary opponent, businessman and former Arizona State University quarterback Andrew Walter, by about $75,000. Walter raised $62,000 during the same period, and has $256,000 cash on hand, thanks in part to $100,000 the candidate has loaned to his campaign.
But Rogers’ and Walter’s war chests combined don’t amount to half of Sinema’s. The incumbent first-term Democratic congresswoman has raised $1,780,000 and had $1,257,000 on hand as of March 31.