Ayotte also outraised Hodes in the last quarter, which ended Sept. 30. Ayotte raised nearly $1.35 million, while Hodes raised about $811,000. The disparity becomes even greater when outside groups - which spend money independently of a candidate - are taken into account. So far, third-party groups have spent more than $4 million against Hodes or for Ayotte.Concord Monitor
"Kelly's message is resonating with voters, and that's showing up on financial reports and in the grassroots, in the numbers of volunteers and the enthusiasm for her campaign," said Ayotte campaign manager Brooks Kochvar.