US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

Congressman Scott DesJarlais stands with wife Amy while addressing supporters. Credit Nina Cardona/WPLN

Congressman Scott DesJarlais stands with wife Amy while addressing supporters on election night, 2012. Credit Nina Cardona/WPLN

Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais more than $39,000 in the second quarter, lagging behind his challengers in the 4th district Republican primary.

DesJarlais’s campaign has a little more than $88,000 on hand.

In addition to individual donations, DesJarlais received donations from nearly a dozen political action committees. Two of those PACs are controlled by sitting members of Congress.

State Senator Jim Tracy topped the $300,000 mark. He now has more than half a million in his campaign war chest. Tracy also received PAC donations and he chipped in more than 7-thousand dollars of his own money.

State Rep. Joe Carr pulled in a little more than $100,000 in the spring. His major donors include Lee Beaman, CEO of Beaman Automotive. Beaman and his wife were once major DesJarlais supporters.

Below are links to latest campaign finance reports from the Federal Election Commission [all files PDF]:

An earlier version of this story stated Rep. DesJarlais raised more than his opponents and misstated Joe Carr’s fundraising total. In the second quarter, DesJarlais raised $39,155. Joe Carr raised $100,225.

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