Babeu's fundraising down from previous quarter

Babeu's fundraising down from previous quarter

CREATED Apr. 16, 2012

Web Producer: Christina Grande

PHOENIX (AP) - Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's congressional campaign saw a marked decrease in fundraising after he faced allegations in mid-February that he threatened an ex-boyfriend with deportation, but still raised more money during the quarter than his two Republican rivals in the race.
   
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/HHzkbC ) that between January and March, the Pinal County sheriff raised $144,000 from individual donors.
   
That's well short of the $256,000 he raised in the final quarter of 2011.
   
Babeu faces an incumbent tea party Republican who switched districts, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, and state Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican from northwestern Arizona, in an August primary.
   
Gosar raised $115,000 for the quarter, and Gould raised less than $19,000 from donors.
   
Gould made a $90,000 loan to his campaign from personal funds.
   
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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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