A last-minute fundraising surge helped Natalie Tennant get her message out before her May primary win in the Democratic secretary of state's race.
The latest campaign finance reports show Tennant raised more than $33,500 in the two weeks before winning her party's nomination.
The former broadcaster started out with just $509 on hand but outraised fellow Democrats Joe DeLong and Billy Wayne Bailey during the filing period.
That allowed Tennant to spend more than $26,199 during those final two weeks. Nearly $21,000 went to television advertising.
DeLong had been the race's money leader. The House majority leader from Hancock County amassed $298,000 overall, but less than $4,600 during the period.
Tennant faces Republican Charles Minimah in November.