- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Here’s a look at what new fundraising reports show for Utah’s three congressional districts where incumbents are running.

1st Congressional District

Six-term Republican Rob Bishop brought in $120,600 - outpacing his Democratic opponent Donna McAleer by $26,000. McAleer outspent Bishop by a three-to-one margin by expending $75,600 over the last three months.

The matchup between Bishop and the former business executive is a rematch of 2012, when Bishop won by 46 percentage points.

McAleer has called on voters to end Bishop’s tenure in Congress because of his role in last year’s government shutdown and inaction in Congress, calling him a “guardian of gridlock.”

Bishop blamed the U.S. Senate for the gridlock and vowed to continue pushing back against overreaching federal officials who think they know what’s best for Utah.

Bishop had $123,000 in his account at the end of September, compared to $101,600 for McAleer.

2nd Congressional District

Republican incumbent Chris Stewart has a huge fundraising lead over Democrat state legislator Luz Robles, who raised just $16,000 and didn’t spend any money in the last three months.

Stewart raised $155,800, spending less than half of that to leave him with $300,000 in his account. Robles was left with $36,600 at the end of September.

3rd Congressional District

Republican incumbent Jason Chaffetz brought in $160,800 and spent $95,300 as he campaigned in what is expected to be an easy victory. His opponent, political newcomer Brian Wonnacott, didn’t report any fundraising, FEC figures show.

The software engineer from Holladay only reported $209 during the previous quarter.

Chaffetz was left with $305,000 in his campaign account at the end of September.


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