by Jim Nintzel
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has reported raising a staggering $471,686 between January and March this year. Her latest FEC report, filed yesterday, shows that the freshman Democrat has $1,672,821 in the bank as she gears up to face a challenge from Republican state Sen. Tim Bee in CD8.
In the previous quarter, between October and December 2007, Giffords had raised $272,253.
The Bee campaign has not yet released first-quarter results. He had $161,246 in the bank at the end of 2007.