Republican congressional candidate Tim Bee, who is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Gabrielle Giffords in Congressional District 8, raised just under $280,000 in the six weeks between July 1 and Aug. 13, according to his latest filing with the FEC.
Bee’s take, which includes some of the money raised by a fundraiser headlined by President George W. Bush, exceeded the amount Giffords for the first time in a reporting period, but not by much. Giffords raised about $230K.
Bee reported $589,887 remaining in the bank at the end of the filing period. Giffords had $2,147,240.
OpenSecrets.org has a breakdown of contributions to both Bee and Giffords through June 30.