Democrat Kathie Allen outraised, outspent Republican John Curtis ahead of Tuesday’s election

Democrat Kathie Allen so far has raised, and spent, more than Republican John Curtis on the eve of the 3rd District special election.

Pre-election disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commision found Allen raised $829,586 through mid-October and spent $805,129. 

Curtis raised a total of $764,385 while spending $675,017. Curtis did have to get through a bruising GOP primary in August while Allen did not have a serious challenger for the Democratic nomination.

According to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, nearly 80% of Allen’s donations came from small donors who contributed $200 or less. Just 5% of Curtis’s funding came from small donors.

Curtis is a heavy favorite to win Tuesday’s election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress. The most recent poll in the race showed Curtis with a nearly 30-point lead over Allen.

United Utah Party nominee Jim Bennett has not yet filed an updated pre-election report with the FEC.