#ncga: In SD-1, Phelps (D) outrai$ed Steinburg (R) in Q2

I’m starting to see a pattern here.

Bill Cook (R) is stepping down from his admirable tenure representing district 1.  The district on the ballot for November is more Democrat-friendly than the one Cook has been serving.

State Rep. Bob Steinburg (R) is seeking to move up to the state senate.  He’s a known quantity in the area who came out on top in a very nasty May primary.  

The latest fundraising  numbers are out.  According to disclosure reports on file with the state,  the Steinburg campaign raised $48,417.50 for the second quarter of 2018.   However, his Democrat challenger Cole Phelps reports raising $73,788.04 for the same period.

Even though the seat is open, Steinburg — as a sitting House member — is basically the incumbent here.  Once again, it IS unusual for a sitting member of the majority party to be outraised by a challenger from the minority party.