Rep. Maxine Waters’ longshot Republican challenger has raised more than $3.1 million but has slightly more than 10% on hand, according to Federal Election Commission data reviewed Monday.
Joe Collins, a retired Navy sailor, raised $3,165,012.88 and had $332,892.39 cash on hand as of June 30, according to FEC records.
Waters, D-Los Angeles, had raised $1,193,330.74 and had $716,197.23 cash on hand as of June 30 in her bid for a 14th term, according to the FEC.
Collins received 11% of the vote in the three-candidate primary March 3, with Waters receiving 78.1% and a second Republican, Omar Navarro 10.8%.
Since the district was created following the 1960 census, a Black Democrat has won every time — the late Augustus Hawkins from 1962-90 and Waters ever since.
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