Campaign totals balloon for 4th District race

By Josh Ellerbrock -

LIMA — Rep. Jim Jordan’s campaign fundraising totals continue to expand as his national profile grows.

The latest campaign finance reports, filed earlier this week, set Jordan’s total raised for the 2019-2020 campaign cycle at $5.7 million.

Roughly $3.8 million has been spent by Jordan’s campaign in the same cycle, which leaves his total cash on hand at $2.5 million.

In 2020 alone, Jordan has raised roughly $1.9 million — a higher total than the $1.25 million his campaign raised throughout the entire 2017-2018 campaign cycle.

The majority of campaign dollars spent have gone toward fundraising and political consultants that help other candidates organize their political efforts. Campaign finance data shows that Campaign Solutions, a Virginia-based company, received $2.5 million of the total $3.8 million spent by Jordan’s campaign.

Other fundraising and digital consulting companies that received dollars from Jordan’s campaign include WinRed, a conservative fundraising platform similar to ActBlue, and Rightpath LLC.

Out of all House candidates, Jordan ranks 11th when ranking candidates by most raised during this campaign cycle.

Jordan’s Democratic opponents have also been able to report large fundraising totals as campaign dollars flood in from across the country.

Candidate Shannon Freshour has maintained her fundraising lead. In the last four months, her campaign has been able to double the amount raised bringing her campaign’s fundraising total to $534,698.

Similarly, Jeffrey Sites and Mike Larsen more than doubled their earlier efforts. Sites reported $366,043 raised during this campaign cycle, and Larsen reported $215,612 raised as of April 8. The independent in the race, Chris Gibbs, has reported a fundraising total of $50,716.

In comparison, Jordan’s prior Democratic challenger, Janet Garrett, reported a fundraising total of $700,000 throughout the entire 2017-2018 campaign.

Ohio’s 5th Congressional District Rep. Bob Latta hasn’t been able to match Jordan’s exponential growth in fundraising. His campaign is reporting the sizable total of more than $1 million raised for the 2019-2020 campaign cycle.

Latta’s opponents, Nick Rubando and Michael Xavier Carrigan, have reported fundraising totals of $99,471 and $6,121, respectively. The Federal Election Commission, which publishes campaign finance reports, has no data available for Latta’s third Democratic challenger, Gene Redinger.

By Josh Ellerbrock

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