Taylor out spends Shuler

From ACT:

Republican Congressman Charles Taylor has outspent his opponent, Democrat Heath Shuler, by a three-to-one margin.

Both candidates filed their latest campaign spending disclosures with the Federal Election Commission Sunday, and Taylor’s forms show total disbursements for the election cycle of $3 million.

Taylor’s campaign spent $2.1 million in 2004 and $1.8 million in 2002.

For the third quarter, which includes July, August and September, Taylor’s campaign reported disbursements of $1.9 million, most of that for “media buys,” which is campaign advertising ahead of the Nov. 7 election.

Shuler’s campaign reported total spending of $934,751 for the election cycle and $515,854 for the quarter.