U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is leading in the cash race for reelection, raising more than $916,000 with $762,000 cash on hand.

That’s considerably more than his GOP challenger Alex Beinstein, who might have pulled 40 percent of support from delegates at the district assembly in April, but that support never translated into the cash needed to actually win the 3rd District seat.

With less than a week to go before the primary, Beinstein has only raised $6,000 and has less than $5,000 in the bank.

Beinstein’s FEC report is fairly straight-forward — he contributed $2,000 to his own campaign and only has four contributors, all of whom are out-of-state and one appears to be a relative from Los Angeles.

The winner of that June 28 primary will face Gail Schwartz in November, who is also lagging behind Tipton in financial support from voters.

Schwartz has raised more than $354,000 and has about $311,000 in the bank.

Interestingly, she doesn’t have strong support from the Democratic party, which translates into a lack of confidence that she can unseat the popular incumbent.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tossed her a meager $1,000, and the local Democratic Women of Montezuma County kicked in a paltry $100.

However, Schwartz’s gal pal Nancy Pelosi gave her $2,000, Emily’s List forked over $5,000 and Schwartz got $10,000 in union money.

Nancy Pelosi, remember that one come Election Day.