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Pape Leads 1st District Fundraising; Dems Lag Behind

Mike Pape for Congress, via Facebook

Kentucky 1st District Rep. Ed Whitfield’s former field director, Michael Pape, leads fundraising efforts in the race to succeed the retiring 11-term Congressman.

According to Federal Election Commission filings, Pape has raised $229,445, with $214,630 cash on hand. Republican primary rival James Comer has raised $214,525, with $205,741 cash on hand.

In a distant third, Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts has raised $87,291 , plus a $25,000 candidate loan. He has $93,162 cash on hand.

There are no filings yet for Republican Miles Caughey Jr. or Democrat Tom Osborne, a Paducah attorney who jumped in the race for his party’s nomination on last week’s filing deadline. Osborne's lone Democratic competition, Sam Gaskins of Hopkinsville, has raised $1,780 in total contributions, with no cash on hand, according to the end-of-year filing.

Kentucky's primary election is set for May 17.

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