SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Congressman Jim Matheson's Republican challenger raised twice as much as the incumbent did in the latest quarter.
Campaign disclosures show Mia Love raised $965,000 from July through September, much of it after gaining national exposure with a speech at the Republican National Convention.
The Saratoga Springs mayor's biggest expenses were for a television ad war fueled by outside groups in Utah's most hotly contested race.
Federal Election Commission reports show Matheson raised nearly $470,000. The six-term Democrat spent three times that much during the quarter, almost all of it on advertising.
Matheson drained his once-larger bank account to about $300,000. Love has more cash on hand - $454,000.
Love, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, could become the first black woman elected to Congress as a Republican if she topples Matheson.
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