AR-2: Hays Posts $350K, Hill $300K in 2014 1st Quarter

- LITTLE ROCK, AR - Two candidates for the open congressional seat in Arkansas' 2nd district reporting fundraising at least $300,000 in the first three months of 2014.

Former North Little Rock mayor Pat Hays, the lone Democrat in the race, reported a $350,000 fundraising quarter and reports $470,000 cash on hand.

"What's going on in Washington is a disgrace," said campaign manager David Furr. "As Mayor, Patrick Henry Hays balanced twenty-four budgets, cut wasteful spending, and created jobs. This campaign has tremendous support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents because Mayor Hays got things done and has a record of commonsense leadership."

Little Rock businessman French Hill reported raising $300,000 for the first quarter with $710,000 cash on hand.

"We've had another great fundraising quarter," said Hill. "This support bolsters our campaign plan to share my conservative message of smaller government, lower taxes, local control, and common sense in Washington."

April 15 is the deadline for candidates to report fundraising totals for January, February and March.

Inquiries made to the two other GOP candidates challenging Hill in the primary, state representative Ann Clemmer and Colonel Conrad Reynolds, were not immediately returned Friday.

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