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November 2, 2012

Outside groups spent $3.5M to boost Tisei campaign

Tierney backers spent $1.6 million

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From Oct. 1 to Oct. 17, Tierney raised a little more than $140,000, while Tisei raised about $138,800, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

The two-week reporting window in October is the shortest reporting period of the election.

Tisei has Tierney beat when it comes to overall fundraising this election cycle, hauling in more than $2 million since he announced his candidacy in November; Tierney has raised about $1.97 million.

Tierney spent $430,000 in the first 17 days of October, outpacing Tisei ($106,000) by a wide margin. The majority of the congressman’s expenditures (about $360,000) went to a Chicago-based media consultant.

Tierney has now spent about $2.1 million on his re-election campaign. Tisei has spent about $1.7 million to date. Tisei has $340,000 cash left in his coffers, while Tierney has about $130,000.

Libertarian candidate Daniel Fishman has raised a little more than $8,200 and spent about $6,200. Fishman has spent more than $6,000 of his own money financing his campaign, according to reports.

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