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Curtis Leads Fundraising In Final Stretch Of Special House Race

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Julia Ritchey
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KUER
Republican congressional candidate John Curtis.

Republican congressional candidate John Curtis is leading fundraising totals heading into the final stretch of the 3rd District House race.

Curtis raised more than $300,000 in the third quarter, according to his most recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

That’s almost three times what Democratic candidate Kathie Allen raised in the same period.

Although Allen began her campaign with more than half a million dollars in mostly small donations, Curtis has quickly narrowed the gap since winning the Republican nomination.

Meanwhile, third-party candidate Jim Bennett has raised close to $15,000 for his bid. Bennett is running as a centrist under the a newly formed United Utah Party.

All three candidates will debate this week at Brigham Young University and again next week before the Nov. 7 election.

The winner of the 3rd District race will serve out the rest former Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s term.

 

Julia joined KUER in 2016 after a year reporting at the NPR member station in Reno, Nev. During her stint, she covered battleground politics, school overcrowding, and any story that would take her to the crystal blue shores of Lake Tahoe. Her work earned her two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Originally from the mountains of Western North Carolina, Julia graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 with a degree in journalism. She’s worked as both a print and radio reporter in several states and several countries — from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Dakar, Senegal. Her curiosity about the American West led her to take a spontaneous, one-way road trip to the Great Basin, where she intends to continue preaching the gospel of community journalism, public radio and podcasting. In her spare time, you’ll find her hanging with her beagle Bodhi, taking pictures of her food and watching Patrick Swayze movies.
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