Neither candidates' first quarter 2014 filing - due today - has been made available on the FEC website yet, but both have released some of their numbers.
McSally's campaign reported late last week that she had received more than $449,000 in contributions; the incumbent Barber's campaign states that they brought in $422,000.
McSally did not release cash on hand, but she "only" had $548,000 on January 1. Barber started the quarter with $939,000 in the checking account.
Barber narrowly defeated McSally in the first regular election for each of them in 2012. The re-match is expected to be one of the most hotly-contested in the nation.
While the candidatess fundraising is significant, the money raised and spent by the candidates to date - and, likely throughout the campaign - is going to be DWARFED by the amount spent on TV ads by outside groups. Already, outside groups are running ads practically matching that dollar figure, hammering both Barber and McSally.
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