SALT LAKE CITY -- Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love collected more than $475,000 in campaign contributions during the past three months to fuel her 2014 rematch against Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson.
The fundraising total released Monday by the Republican's campaign is the first reported since she announced her bid in May for Utah's 4th Congressional District seat.
Her campaign said more than 9,100 people and two political action committees donated between April and June this year.
"Our report shows that this is a campaign supported by thousands of hard working families who want to see a change in Washington, not big corporate PACS and Washington insiders who only want to see the status quo perpetuated in Congress," Love said in a statement.
Love narrowly lost to Matheson last November in what was one of the most expensive races in Utah history, with the candidates spending a combined $11.2 million. Had she won, Love, 37, would have become the first black, female Republican elected to Congress.
For next year's campaign, she has brought on a Republican strategist who ran Sen. Orrin Hatch's most recent re-election campaign.
Matheson, 53, is a seven-term Democrat who represents one of the country's most heavily Republican districts. It includes a string of Salt Lake City suburbs stretching south along the Wasatch Front.
He has been able to hang on to the seat in part because he is the son of a popular Utah governor and a member of the fiscally conservative "Blue Dog" Democrats.
His spokeswoman, Jessica Gail, said Monday that the congressman planned to release his second quarter fundraising totals later in the day.
The rest of Utah's congressional delegation has not yet released fundraising numbers ahead of Monday night's filing deadline.