Sununu Edges Kelly In Cash Despite Being Outraised Since The Primary

Oct 17, 2018

Under three weeks in the race for the New Hampshire State House.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Governor Chris Sununu is entering the final stretch of his reelection effort with a $200,000 financial edge over Democratic challenger Molly Kelly. But Kelly has outraised Sununu 3 to 1 since the state primary.

Sununu’s campaign has collected close to $1.5 million in overall donations but only $110,000 since last month’s primary. Kelly, meanwhile has hauled in nearly $350,000 over the same period. The bulk of Kelly’s money is derived from donations less than $100.

The new fundraising numbers come as a St. Anselm College poll shows Sununu leading Kelly by 10 points. But with his overall support below 50 percent.

In a statement on his fundraising, Sununu’s campaign said, “we are right where we need to be.”

But in a fresh solicitation to donors the Governor warned the fundraising news “isn’t good,” and urged donors to take immediate action to make sure Kelly didn’t outraise him.