With a month left until the primary, U.S. House candidate Denny Heck of Olympia has raised more money than all of his competitors combined .
The Democrat has raised more than $950,000 since entering the 3rd District race to replace Rep. Brian Baird, D-Vancouver. Heck raised nearly $380,000 last quarter, according to the Federal Election Commission, considerably more than his competitors.
He received more than $180,000 in individual contributions and almost $115,000 from political action committees, and he contributed $100,000 of his own money to the campaign.
Republican Jaime Herrera leads Republicans in fundraising. She raised $180,000 from April through the end of June. Herrera, the only candidate currently in the state legislature, has raised $378,000.
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The bulk of her earnings came from individual contributions, but Herrera also received about $20,000 from political action committees.
Republican David Castillo of Olympia raised $82,000 last quarter. Most of his contributions came from individuals. However, the financial adviser also received $9,500 from political action committees and committed $7,500 of his own money to his campaign.
Republican David Hedrick, a late arrival in the race, raised more than $32,000 last quarter. Nearly all his money came from individuals.
Democratic candidate Cheryl Crist and independent candidate Norma Jean Stevens’ financial statistics had not been updated on the Election Commission website. Crist was shown to still have raised $6,700, while Stevens had yet to raise any money.