Congressional candidate Kevin Boyd admitted Monday his campaign has raised little money for the Nov. 6 election.
The Democratic challenger to Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, has raised only $22,400 in contributions through June, according to a campaign finance report Boyd released.
Boyd also distributed copies of Stutzmans latest report. It shows the first-term GOP incumbent had collected more than $659,000 in campaign donations for the entire election cycle.
Underdogs winning is not an anomaly – it happens all the time in America, Boyd said.
Boyd, a Presbyterian pastor who defeated five other candidates in the May 8 Democratic Party primary election, also mentioned Davids upset of Goliath in the Bible.
Joined by about 30 supporters Monday, Boyd said he has visited every 3rd District county repeatedly, walking in parades, knocking on doors, making calls, shaking hands and, most importantly, listening to people.
The campaign finance reports reveal that Boyd has less than $7,600 in available cash, compared with $274,000 for Stutzman.
Money is not everything in campaigns, Stutzman said Monday. Weve got a good, strong ground game as well as the ability to get our message out through the airwaves as well.
According to the finance reports, Stutzman has raised nearly $345,000 in contributions from people, $312,000 from political action committees and $2,400 from himself, while Boyd has received about $13,400 from people, $6,000 from political party committees and $3,000 from PACs.