SALT LAKE CITY — Republican Mitt Romney continues to raise more money and outspend Democrat Jenny Wilson in the U.S. Senate race.
Romney collected $495,000 from July through September, according to his latest Federal Election Commission report. He also transferred another $200,000 from his failed presidential campaign. He spent just over $1 million during that three-month period.
Since entering the race in February, the former Massachusetts governor has taken in $4.8 million, including a total of $1.2 million from his presidential campaign account. He has $855,000 in the bank.
Wilson, a Salt Lake County Council member, raised $173,000 in the last quarter, while spending $132,000, according to her FEC report. She has collected $855,000 in the current election cycle. Her cash on hand totaled about $125,000.
Wilson criticized Romney for relying on out-of-state donors and money from his presidential campaign, which she said give him an overwhelming advantage over her in-state fundraising efforts. She has also pledged not to accept corporate PAC funds.
"I have spent the past year traveling the state hearing about the day-to-day concerns of Utah families. The fact that Utahns are funding my campaign and out-of-state donors are funding his reflects just that," she said.
The Romney campaign declined to comment.