Former Winston-Salem City Councilman Vernon Robinson reports that he leads the field in fund raising in the bid to capture the GOP nomination for the 8th congressional district.
Robinson reported raising $176,000 for his campaign and having $96,000 in cash on hand.
That was more than other Republican candidates. Dan Barry, mayor pro tem of Weddington, had raised $70,500 and had $78,000 on hand. Scott Keadle, an Iredell County commissioner, had $82,000 cash on hand and loaned his campaign $70,000.
Richard Hudson, of Concord, a congressional aide to former Congressman Robin Hayes, just entered the race last week, and had not filed a report.
The winner will face Democratic Congressman Larry Kissell of Biscoe in a district that has become much more Republican leaning after redistricting.
Kissell has raised $167,000 in the third quarter had $251,171 cash on hand.