Nunnelee wins quarterly funds race?

Republican state Sen. Alan Nunnelee outraised Democratic 1st District Rep. Travis Childers in the second quarter of 2010, but still lags the incumbent in cash on hand after a three-way GOP primary, according to figures released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission.

Nunnelee reported raising $312,000 in the second quarter of this year compared to $277,000 for Childers, who is seeking his first full term in Congress.

Childers, however, holds a strong lead over Nunnelee in cash on hand: $903,000 compared to about $233,000 for Nunnelee.

Childers reported raising $1.3 million so far in this election cycle.

Congressional fundraising reports were due to be filed with the FEC at midnight Wednesday.

Commercial Appeal