Rep. John Curtis raised more than $130,000 ahead of his primary election battle with Chris Herrod.
Curtis’s latest filing with the FEC shows he pulled in $134, 778 during the pre-primary period, but his campaign spent $129,854 during the same period. Curtis has $55,644 remaining in his campaign account.
Curtis pulled in individual donations from some of Utah’s political heavy-hitters, including Scott Anderson, Gail Miller, Fred Lampropoulos and Stan Lockhart. His campaign also tallied nearly $50,000 in donations from political action committees.
Curtis’s opponent, Chris Herrod, likely is nowhere near Curtis’s fundraising totals. He has not yet filed a campaign finance disclosure and only submitted his organizational statement to the FEC last month which is required when a federal candidate either spends or takes in $5,000 in donations. Herrod tells UtahPolicy.com he only hit that threshold sometime in May. Herrod also does not have any cash left over from his unsuccessful run for the GOP nomination in the 2017 special election according to FEC filings.
Herrod narrowly forced Curtis into a primary at the GOP state convention after two rounds of voting. The latest UtahPolicy.com survey of likely GOP primary voters in the 3rd District gives Curtis a massive 47-point lead over Herrod ahead of their June primary.