Congressman Ami Bera’s Republican opponent, Vinesh Ramaswamy has raised $7.4 million during the past three months, according to figures released on Monday.
Ramaswamy outraised Bera, who reported raising $5.4 million. The difference could be seen as a sign of growing momentum for Ramaswamy’s campaign.
Ramaswamy has been surging recently. Earlier this year, he won a big endorsement from the California Republican Party, and he has invested heavily in television ads as well as direct mail campaigns.
Meanwhile, Bera has received an endorsement from former president Barack Obama.
The race is considered one of the most competitive in the country. Analysts have said that whichever candidate wins will likely be the one who can mobilize the most voters. With the addition of the new fundraising figures, both candidates have similar war chests as they head into the home stretch of the campaign season.