Elizabeth Esty spends three times as much as Andrew Roraback
Though she started off with more in the bank and raised a bit more during the course of the most recent Federal Elections Commission filing period, Elizabeth Esty spent three times as much as Andrew Roraback, leaving her with less money to use and three weeks until the election.
According to FEC reports filed Monday, Esty started the reporting period with $857,550 on hand. She then raised $585,752, but spent $1,161,509, leaving her with $281,793 cash on hand.
By contrast, Roraback began the October quarter with a comparatively small $148,247, proceeding to raise $545,850 and spend $387,125, leaving him with $306,971 at the end of the period.
Both candidates have had their campaigns considerably bolstered by outside groups, however, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, for example, spending $800,000 on anti-Roraback ads.
On the Republican side, an Ohio-based super PAC told the FEC that it would be spending close to $1.1 million fighting Esty. Roraback is also getting some fundraising help from Republican luminaries like U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.