Friday, July 30, 2010

FEC Reports Show Graves Significantly Outpacing Challenger Hawkins

With just days before voters return to the polls for a fourth time, the two candidates in the August 10th Republican Primary Runoff election filed their latest finance reports yesterday and U.S. Rep. Tom Graves reported $107,973 raised for the latest period bringing his total for the 2010 election cycle to $1,059,249.

The Federal Election Commission reports show Rep. Graves is significantly outpacing congressional challenger Lee Hawkins, who reported only $16,074 raised for the same period.

“I am grateful to our over 4,500 contributors who have invested in my campaign and in restoring liberty and prosperity in America,” said Rep. Graves. “Many of our donors have contributed more than four times to sustain the multiple elections we have faced in the last few months and I think that says a great deal about how much they believe in our message and what we have begun doing in Washington.”

Despite having gone to the polls three times in the last 90 days and Rep. Graves receiving the most votes in all three previous elections, 9th District voters will go to the polls one last time on August 10th.

Rep. Graves finished first in the July 20th GOP Republican Primary receiving 49.5 percent of the vote, taking a commanding 22.8 percent lead over Hawkins. He defeated Hawkins 56.5-43.5 percent in a Special Election Runoff on June 8th to fill the 9th District’s unexpired term.

For more information about Congressman Graves and his re-election campaign, visit


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