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Democratic Congressional candidate raises $150,000

A leading Democrat candidate competing to represent West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District raised more than $150,000 during the last quarter of the fiscal year.

That gives Nick Casey more than $518,000 cash on hand, according to a Monday news release.

"Our campaign's momentum continues and I am so humbled to have such a diverse group of donors... people who are fed-up with our broken Congress," Casey said in the news release.

"Business and labor groups, and people from all walks of life, are supporting this campaign because West Virginians need and deserve a government that works for them."

Casey, an attorney and former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, is one of many politicians from both parties vying to replace outgoing Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. Capito is running for U.S. Senate, and is expected to announce her campaign fundraising totals soon.

After announcing his candidacy in late April, Casey posted more than $420,000 on hand for the second quarter of the fiscal year. The campaign raised between $460,000 and $470,000 before the start of the third quarter, thanks in large part to a $300,000 loan from Casey.

Campaign Manager Derek Scarbro said Casey made a few in-kind donations to cover travel expenses, but that isn't included in the fundraising total.

Delegate Meshea Poore, D-Kanawha, is another Democrat in the face. She has not announced any fundraising totals yet.

Republicans in the race include former presidential appointee Charlotte Lane, ex-Maryland GOP party chairman Alex Mooney, former lawmaker Larry V. Faircloth and Ron Walters, Jr., the son and brother of local lawmakers.

None have announced fundraising totals for the third quarter.

The third quarter ended Sept. 30. Candidates must report to the Federal Election Commission how much they've received during this time period by Oct. 15.

Contact writer Dave Boucher at 304-348-4843 or david.boucher@dailymail.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/Dave_Boucher1.


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