John Dennis outraises Nancy Pelosi

By Kasie Hunt, Politico

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Republican challenger raised more than $1.1 million over the past three months, more than three times as much as Pelosi did.

John Dennis, the Ron Paul-backed GOP nominee running against the Speaker in her liberal San Francisco-based district, raised roughly five times as much as he collected in the previous quarter, according to new Federal Election Commission filings.

Pelosi raised about $303,000 between the beginning of July and the end of September.

That number belies her considerable fundraising prowess: This cycle, Pelosi’s campaign committee has raised almost $2.3 million. And Pelosi doesn’t have much cause for worry in a seat where she typically wins with over 80 percent of the vote and where President Barack Obama won 85 percent in 2008.

Still, Dennis’s new numbers are notable for a race isn’t considered competitive: He’s brought in more than $1.7 million to date. That’s a far cry from the beginning of his campaign, when he loaned himself $50,000 to get started.

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