LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Campaign finance reports show that Democrats running for three congressional seats in Arkansas face a staggering fundraising gap compared to their Republican rivals.
Reports recently filed with the Federal Election Commission show that the Democratic congressional hopefuls trailed their Republican opponents in fundraising over the past three months and had little money in the bank.
Republicans hold three of the state's four U.S. House seats. The Democratic nominee for a House seat in northwest Arkansas withdrew his candidacy over questions about his military record.
The gap was large even in a race that Democrats believe is their best chance to reclaim a congressional seat. Prosecutor Scott Ellington, who won the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Congressman Rick Crawford, has $31,104 in the bank for his bid compared to Crawford's $616,955.
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