Boozman exceeds $ 3 million for re-election
Rogers’ U.S. Senator John Boozman raised more than $ 3 million for his re-election campaign in 2022, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
The Republican listed total revenue of $ 3,284,859 and expenses of $ 985,952, leaving the campaign with $ 2.75 million in cash as of Friday’s filing deadline.
Rogers’ lawmaker, who is running for a third six-year term, said he raised $ 977,554 in the third quarter, which ended on September 30. The report was filed with the FEC after the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette print deadline.
Boozman has received more than 150 individual donations over $ 2,000 from across the state and country, including contributions from Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue in Florida, a star of the Netflix show “Tiger King”; Sherry Kellett with Animal Wellness Action; JC Walter III, President of Walter Oil and Gas Corp. in Texas ; and Brad Smith, president and vice president of Microsoft Corp.
The largest individual donation was $ 5,800 from Ronald Cameron, owner of Mountaire Corp. in Arkansas.
Boozman faces three Republican challengers, and at least two Democrats say they are vying for their party’s nomination.
Former NFL player Jake Bequette, a Republican from Little Rock, said he raised $ 533,543 and spent $ 180,992 in the third quarter alone. He has $ 352,551 in cash on hand.
Politico, a national news organization, reported last week that Dick Uihlein, CEO of Uline Inc., was donating $ 1 million to a newly formed super PAC known as the Arkansas Patriots Fund which is aligned with Bequette.
Documents on the FEC website showed that Bequette did not receive a donation of more than $ 2,000.
Bequette declared his candidacy in July, 12 days after the end of the second quarter, so it was the campaign’s first declaration.
Hot Springs shooting range owner Jan Morgan, who entered the race on March 17, said he raised $ 98,886 in the third quarter. After spending $ 98,597, his campaign had $ 61,320 in cash.
Morgan received two donations over $ 2,000, one from a retiree in the state and the other from a freelance worker in Texas.
Bella Vista Democratic candidate Dan Whitfield raised $ 2,439 this quarter, while spending $ 7,744. This left his campaign with $ 3,505 in cash on hand.
Reports of campaign funding for top Republican challenger Heath Loftis, pastor of Park Avenue Baptist Missionary Church in Stuttgart and Democratic candidate Natalie James of Little Rock were reported last week. Republican candidate Michael Deel told the FEC he was ending his campaign.
In 2016, Boozman overcame a main challenge from businessman Curtis Coleman, receiving 76.5% of the vote. He garnered 59.8% of the vote in November 2016 to defeat Democrat Conner Eldridge.
U.S. Representative French Hill, a Republican from Little Rock, reported total revenue of $ 1,114,057 and expenses of $ 243,236, leaving his campaign with $ 1.2 million as of October 15.
The 2nd District congressman brought in over $ 380,000 in individual contributions of $ 2,000 and over. This included donations from Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken Loans / Rocket Mortgage; Janet Huckabee of Blue Diamond Rentals and wife of former Governor Mike Huckabee, and Randy Zook, president and CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas.
Romance Democrat Nicholas Cartwright reported total revenue of $ 17,954 and expenses of $ 11,897, leaving his campaign with $ 6,056.
The other Democratic candidate, Dr Quintessa Hathaway, did not have a report filed on the website Monday afternoon.
In District 3, U.S. Representative Steve Womack, a Republican from Rogers, had revenues of $ 395,210 and expenses of $ 192,652, leaving his campaign with $ 1.5 million.
Farmington Democrat Lauren Mallett-Hays listed income of $ 20,300 and expenses of $ 18,836. Campaign cash on hand was $ 1,463.
Womack’s Republican challenger Neil Kumar of Bentonville reported on his campaign finances last week.
In the 4th District, U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman, a Republican from Hot Springs, posted revenues of $ 518,212 and expenses of $ 220,377. His campaign had cash of $ 1.2 million.
No Democrat had tabled a report.
In District 1, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford, a Republican from Jonesboro, raised $ 124,075 and spent $ 46,362, leaving his campaign with cash of $ 300,710.
State Representative Brandt Smith, R-Jonesboro, who plans to challenge Crawford, had no report on campaign funding listed as of Monday afternoon.