Roraback reports pre-election fund raising numbers

With less than two weeks to go before the election, state Sen. Andrew Roraback’s congressional campaign for the 5th district announced Thursday that he’s raised about $241,000 since the beginning of October.

According to a report with the Federal Elections Commission, Roraback, a long time Republican lawmaker from Goshen, had about $202,000 left in his war chest as of Oct. 17 to spend on the waning days of the campaign.

Roraback’s opponent in the race, former state Rep. Elizabeth Esty, meanwhile has yet to release her financials from the reporting period, which are due to be filed with the FEC by midnight.

Esty has out raised Roraback, according to previous reports, by a nearly two to one basis having raised more than $2 million in her bid for the congressional seat that is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy as part of his U.S. Senate bid.

The race however has been flush with independent money coming in from outside the state, with a secretive super PAC from Ohio, the Government Action Fund Integrity Network spending $1.1 million worth of television time in support of Roraback’s campaign.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee meanwhile has spent more than $1 million in support of Esty’s campaign, according to FEC reports.

More than $3.2 million has been spent on the race in independent expenditures.

Dirk Perrefort