Citizen Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., continues a strong showing in fundraising as she braces for a run at a second term.
Giffords’ campaign, still largely a hollow organization, will have plenty of bucks to fill out, having raised $1.9 milllion since she took office in 2007. She raised $471,000 in the first quarter of the year.
The quarterly campaign finance reports are due Tuesday.
She had $1.7 million on hand as of March 31.
Giffords is likely to face Republican state Senate President, Tim Bee, who pulled in a little less than $300,000 through Jan. 31, 2007.
Bee will release his first-quarter fundraising totals next week.