Elizabeth Esty tops $360,000 for Conn. House bid

Former Connecticut state Rep. Eizabeth Esy (D) brought in more than $360,000 in the first three months of 2012, her campaign announced Monday, ending the first quarter with more than $800,000 on hand.

The campaign said it had raised more than $1.1 million for the campaign so far. 

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Esty's campaign did not release figures for how much she spent during the first quarter. She increased her cash on hand by about $225,000 over the quarter, indicating she spend less than half of what she raised.

Esty's opponents have not yet released their figures for the first quarter, but at the end of 2011, Esty had more in the bank than her Democratic primary opponents. Dan Roberti and state House Speaker Chris Donovan (D) were close behind.

Esty is competing for the Democratic nomination for the seat that Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is vacating to run for the state's open Senate seat.

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