Washington – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, continues to outpace Republican rival Dan Debicella in campaign fundraising.

Himes ended the reporting period on June 30 with about $1.7 million while Debicella reported $330,658, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Although Himes’s campaign has more money that Debicella, the Republican has raised a substantial amount of money in the short time he’s been running for the 4th District seat – about $757,000 since October.

Despite having raised less money, Debicella spent more than his opponent in the latest reporting period, which covered the period from April 27 to June 30.

Debicella spent $228,070, much of that money to run the first campaign commercials in the race, while Himes spent $145,947. About $42,000 of that was to pay dues to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Himes is DCCC treasurer and is tasked to raise money for the organization, which helps vulnerable Democrats.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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