Hodes trails Ayotte in fundraising
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes trails Republican rival Kelly Ayotte in fundraising by about half a million dollars in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race.
In the campaign finance report due Friday, Hodes reported raising $811,380 as of Sept. 30. He spent nearly $1.3 million and has $547,160 in cash on hand.
Last week, Ayotte said she raised almost $1.35 million and spent about $800,000 leaving her with over $1 million in cash on hand.
Ayotte also has benefited from hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads by outside advocacy groups criticizing Hodes.