As the Weekly has reported in the past
, the GOP challengers for Tucson City Council have had trouble raising funds this year.
The news hasn’t gotten much better for the Republicans with the latest campaign finance reports
, which were due today and covered fundraising through Sept. 14.
In Ward 1, Republican Bill Hunt had raised just under $11,000 and had less than $4,900 in the bank. Hunt hopes to unseat Democratic incumbent Regina Romero, who had raised more than $54,000 and received an additional $20,000 in city matching funds. Romero had already spent more than $60,000 and had about $14,200 in the bank.
In Ward 2, Republican Kelly Lawton has raised just over $13,000 and had about $10,100 in the bank. Lawton is up against Democratic incumbent Paul Cunningham, who had raised more than $40,600 and supplemented that with more than $34,000 in public matching funds, bringing his total campaign warchest to more than $75,000. Cunningham had more than $24,000 in the bank at the end of the reporting period.
IIn Ward 4, Republican Margaret Burkholder had raised just over $12,000 and had about $6,500 left in the bank. Democratic incumbent Shirley Scott had raised nearly $41,000 and has applied for city matching funds. Scott had about $3,500 left in the bank at the close of the reporting period.
Early voting in the Nov. 3 election begins in less than two weeks.