Brownback And Davis Both Claim Fundraising Victory

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Republican incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback and his Democratic challenger Rep. Paul Davis both claimed victory in the gubernatorial fundraising race.

Since the beginning of the year, Davis raised about $1.12 million from more than 7,200 contributors, according to the new campaign finance reports that came out on Monday. Brownback, on the other hand, raised about 2/3 of that, around $744,000.

Brownback's camp though points to the $2.365 million in cash it's sitting on, which more than doubles the $1.32 million the Davis campaign has in the bank. They said they've brought in $2.25 million during this election cycle - a figure that includes a half-million dollar loan from Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer.

Meantime, a new poll adds a new wrinkle to ho close this contest might be.

The CBS News/New York Times poll shows Brownback with a 10 point lead over Davis, 47% to 37%. That's an 18-point swing from a SurveyUSA/KSNT poll released last week that had Davis out in front by 8 points.

Posted by: Nick Viviani