According to the latest disclosure reports, Pinehurst Democrat Helen Probst Mills has outraised incumbent Republican senator Tom McInnis for the second quarter of 2018.
The Mills campaign is showing receipts of $87,933.80 for the second quarter of 2018. The McInnis campaign is reporting receipts of $64,642.52 for the same period.
It’s unusual for a majority party incumbent to be outraised by a challenger from the minority party.
Reports on file with the state board of elections show that senate Republican leaders spent a total of $62,956.76 on McInnis’s effort to dispatch fellow Republican and Whispering Pines mayor Michelle Lexo in the May primary.