ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Politicians and candidates from around the state are taking in some serious cash for next year's election cycle.
According to paperwork filed over the weekend, 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio of Springfield, who is a Democrat, took in $115,000 during the last quarter.
His expected Republican opponent, Art Robinson of Cave Junction, raised $70,000 towards his campaign.
During the 2010 election, Robinson lost by 11 points but got closer to beating DeFazio than any other candidate has in well over a decade.
In contributions from Oregonians to national races, President Obama outdid the combined field of Republican candidates with $387,000, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney brought in $176,000 from Oregonians.