Stivers Winning The Money Race Over Lang

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Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers Tuesday announced some pretty impressive campaign finance numbers.

The figures for his opponent, Pat Lang of Athens, on the other hand, look small.

Stivers represents the 15th District and he says he raised more than $368,000 in the second quarter of 2012.

The campaign currently has more than $1.1 million cash on hand.

A news release says, "Stivers' continued strong fundraising numbers show that Ohioans understand that he is focused and working on the issues that matter:  getting Ohioans back to work and lowering government spending and debt."

The Federal Election Commission website says Lang, a Democrat, had about $5000 in the bank as of June 30th.

Lang had receipts of nearly $67,000 and expenditures of about $59,000.

Lang told WOUB News he's not surprised that Stivers is winning the money race.

"My campaign does not accept corporate PAC money", he says.  "By contrast, his campaign…is just swimming in cash from the big banks, from Wall Street, insurance."

Lang also says his campaign is growing every day.

He says, "This race is substantially closer than a lot of people would have assumed."

Stivers is a Republican who is serving his first term.