Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross narrowly out-raised incumbent Republican Richard Burr during the second quarter, though Burr continues to enjoy a financial advantage.
Ross raised $2.1 million in the quarter, according to her campaign. Burr raised about $1.6 million. It was the second quarter in a row where Ross out-raised Burr.
For the campaign, Ross, a former legislator from Raleigh, has raised about $4 million. Burr has raised $8.8 million in his bid for a third term.
Burr has nearly $7 million heading into the last four months of the campaign. How much Ross has was unavailable. A Burr spokesman said he has slightly more cash on hand than he did at the same points in his successful 2004 and 2010 campaigns.
No other information was available Monday. Friday is the deadline for the full reports to the Federal Election Commission.