Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) outraised Rep. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) for the first time in their nearly 15-month-old Senate race in the first quarter.
Tiahrt raised $375,000, compared to Moran's $346,000. But Moran maintains a $3.5 million-to-$1.5 million edge in cash on hand.
It is the first quarter since the race began that Tiahrt has been able to bank a significant amount of money, going from $1.3 million cash on hand to $1.5 million. Moran, meanwhile, began running ads and spending more heavily on their Aug. 3 primary; his cash dropped from $3.7 million to $3.5 million.
The winner will be a heavy favorite in November for Sen. Sam Brownback's (R-Kan.) seat. Brownback is running for governor.