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Senate candidate Tim Allen calls out challenger Eric Lesser over campaign fundraising

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

As political races heat up in advance of the Sept. 9 primary, there is some conflict between candidates running for Senate in the First Hampden-Hampshire District.

State Senate candidate Tim Allen is calling out his fellow Democratic opponent Eric Lesser for the campaign donations Lesser has received.

A campaign fundraiser disclosure shows Lesser raised just more than $300,000, with much of that money being generated in Washington, DC, where Lesser worked as a White House aid.

Allen is calling the out of district fundraising "an affront to the voters of Western Massachusetts."

Lesser responded to CBS 3 saying "While Mr. Allen focuses on eleventh hour attacks, I'll keep focusing on high-speed rail, high-tech manufacturing, and the other changes Western Mass needs so we can create jobs for workers today and keep our kids and grandkids here in the future, too."

The two are facing off against Democratic challengers James "Chip" Harrington, Tom Lachiusa and Aaron Saunders.

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