Amanda Adkins, the former Kansas Republican Party chair and executive at Cerner Corporation, has thus far outpaced her GOP rivals in fundraising for the Kansas 3rd Congressional District race, but she raised less and has a good deal less cash on hand than Democratic incumbent Rep. Sharice Davids.
Campaign finance reports for the period representing October through December 2019 show Adkins bringing in more than twice as much as either of her Republican rivals.
However, Davids’s fundraising totals for the quarter surpass the three Republicans’ totals combined. The campaign for Davids, who unseated four-term Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in the November 2018 election, reported that it raised more than $579,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019. The campaign now has more than $1.5 million cash on hand.
The figures reported by the three Republican candidates are as follows:
- Amanda Adkins’s campaign reported raising $207,716 in contributions in October-December 2019. Campaign staff member Maggie Collins noted that these contributions do not include any loans from the candidate, and most of her donors came from the greater Kansas City area. Adkins’s total campaign contributions in 2019 are $503,693. Adkins entered the race in September.
- Adrienne Foster’s campaign reported raising $101,808 from October to December 2019. Campaign staff member Samantha Poetter said that just under 70% of those contributions came from within the 3rd District. Foster entered the race in October.
- Sara Hart Weir’s campaign reported raising $97,600 in the fourth quarter 2019. Campaign staff member Patrick Leopold said total contributions in 2019 were $358,081. Hart Weir entered the race in July.