U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) helped fundraise today for Republican candidate Todd Lally. But Lally’s bid for a seat in the House still faces financial hurdles as the fall campaign season kicks off.
Lally hopes to unseat Democrat John Yarmuth of Louisville, who is running for his third term in Congress. While growing attention from the National Republican Congressional Committee and now a visit from the House’s top Republican could give Lally a boost, his campaign coffers are still less than half as full as Yarmuth’s. Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission in mid-July showed the Yarmuth campaign with nearly $600,000 in cash on hand. Lally’s campaign reported just under $270,000. Yarmuth is also ahead according to internal polls recently released by each campaign.