by Jim Nintzel
Rodd McLeod, manager of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's re-election effort, tells The Range that the Democratic candidate raised roughly $700,000 between July 1 and Sept. 30. It's the biggest fundraising quarter that Giffords has had all year.
Giffords had more than $1.9 million on hand as of Aug. 4.
Republican Jesse Kelly, who is challenging Giffords, had raised $568,372 as of Aug. 4 for his entire campaign. He had less than $79,000 on hand at the end of that reporting period.