Cubin Has Virtually Empty Campaign Account

Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-Wyo.) has virtually no money left in her campaign account after raising only $11,000 in the entire third quarter.

She ended the third quarter with $8,651 cash-on-hand.

Her meager fundraising will continue to fuel speculation that the seven-term lawmaker may not run for re-election. Despite running in the heavily Republican state of Wyoming, Cubin has faced serious Democratic challenges in recent years.

In 2006, Cubin only defeated rancher Gary Trauner by less than a one-point margin in the state’s closest House race in 36 years. Trauner announced Monday that he would be seeking a rematch against Cubin.

Cubin has also been spending nearly as much time in Wyoming as she has in Washington lately. She has missed nearly half of all votes in the House this year, largely because of her husband’s chronic illness.

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