Republican House candidate George Holding has raised $462,500 or nearly four times as much as chief rival, Paul Coble has raised, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Holding loaned his campaign $130,000 and raised the rest through contributions.
Holding, a former U.S. attorney, has been spending his money on a TV advertising campiagn to make himself better known to voters in the 13th congressional district. At the end of the year, he reported having $103,030 cash on hand.
Coble, a Wake County commissioner, reported raising $133,991, and having $68,515 in cash on hand.
Among Holding's contributors are former Sen. Lauch Faircloth($2,000), former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot($200), Charlotte businessman Alan Dickson($500), Irwin and Carl Belk of Charlotte($250 each), Raleigh restaurant owner Van Eure($150), retired utility executive Sherwood Smith($500), retired banker John Medlin of Winston-Salem($250), developer Charles Shelton,($1,000) Mike and Bridget Bender of Velocity Solutions in Wilmington($5,000 Christine Mumma, N.C. Center on Acutal Innocence($1,000), Raleigh busienssman and author Garland Tucker ($1,000), retired insurance executive Peyton Woodson III ($1,000), and the Leo Daughtry for House Committee($1,000.)