Fourth District Congressional candidate Beth Anne Rankin reported $66,879 in contributions raised during the fourth quarter of 2011.
Rankin, the GOP nominee in 2010 for the south Arkansas seat, said she has raised $241,142 since announcing her campaign for Congress in September. According to her FEC report, Rankin’s cash-on-hand at year’s end was $176,520.
“I’m honored so many Arkansans and residents of the fourth district are investing in my campaign to unleash the power of the free market to create jobs, end bailouts and the federal takeover of health care, and pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution,” Rankin said.
Rankin’s Republican challengers are Tom Cotton and Marcus Richmond. Cotton reported raising $197,000 in the fourth quarter and $540,000 to date. He also said he had $479,000 cash-on-hand at the end of 2011.
Richmond reported raising a little over $20,000 with a personal loan to his campaign of $130,000. His campaign disclosure reports showed a cash-on-hand balance on December 31, 2011 of $100,915.
Democrats D.C. Morrison and State Sen. Gene Jeffress (D-Louann) have also stated their intentions to run for the Fourth District Congressional seat.