Walorski has biggest campaign war chest in Indiana delegation

Of Indiana’s nine Congressional members, Rep. Jackie Walorski has accumulated the biggest campaign war chest for the upcoming election, with nearly $1 million reported in the current campaign cycle.

According to information from the Federal Election Commission and provided by OpenSecrets.com, Walorski reported $992,299 in fundraising this year heading into next year’s election.

Updated figures were released today, according to the Open Secrets website.

Of the $992,299 raised, Walorski has spent $351,525 and has $696,758 in cash on hand.

The 2nd District Republican from Jimtown is in her third term in Congress.

Kosciusko County is split between the 2nd and 3rd districts.

Comparatively, Rep. Jim Banks, of the 3rd district, reported $319,464. He has spent $194,850 and has $268,874 on hand.

Trey Hollingsworth, a first-term Republican representing the 9th District south of Indianapolis, reported $541,209 and had the second largest amount, according to statistics provided by Open Secrets.

Susan Brooks, a Republican representing the 4th District, reported $457,318, the report said.

Rep. Jim Visclosky, a 16-term Democrat whose 1st District includes northwest Indiana, reports having $378,568 in contributions.

The report did not have statistics for two 2nd District Democratic Party challengers, Mel Hall and Yatish Joshi, who recently announced campaign plans in hopes of facing Walorski in the primary.

Courtney Tritch, a Fort Wayne Democrat who has emerged as a likely challenger to Banks, reported $88,619. She has spent $18,574 and has more than $70,000 in cash on hand.

According to the report, Walorski’s biggest supporters have come from health professionals and the pharmaceuticals industry. Combined, those contributions total more than $113,000 for Walorski.

The top two contributors came from Bremen Castings ($21,600) and Hoosier Racing Tire ($16,200).

For Banks, his biggest support comes from the defense industry involving electronics and aerospace. Specifically, those  include Harris Corp, BAE Systems and Raytheon, which have combined to give Banks $24,000.