The third quarter campaign finance reports have been filed with the Federal Elections Commission. If the numbers in those reports are any indication, Walter Jones will be celebrating in November.
Primary challenger Taylor Griffin reports raising $117,424 through September 30. His report indicates he has $105,953 in cash-on-hand as of September 30.
This is a rematch from 2014, where Griffin came close to upsetting the challenger. In 2014, Griffin raised a total of $323,554. In 2014, Jones raised a total of $703,382. Griffin benefited greatly from independent expenditures by DC-based groups.