WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Steve Womack raised less than $100,000 for his re-election campaign during the last quarter of 2011.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Steve Womack raised less than $100,000 for his re-election campaign during the last quarter of 2011.

Womack, R-Rogers, raised most of the fourth quarter contributions from industry-backed political action committees, according to a year-end report his campaign filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Womack took in at least $78,000 from PACs including those representing Cargill, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Cox Enterprises, Arkansas Best, Tyson Foods, Best Buy, Boeing and AT&T.

About two-dozen individuals, most from Arkansas, contributed nearly $12,000 during the quarter, according to the report.

Ken Aden, a Democrat from Russellville, announced in August that he would challenge Womack in Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District. He has yet to file an FEC finance report. The year-end reports are due at the end of January.

Aden has raised $5,188 through Act Blue, an online clearinghouse for Democratic contributions, according to figures on the organization’s website.

Womack’s campaign raised $278,028 through this election cycle – a total that 340 House members surpassed at the end of the third quarter, according to data compiled by OpenSecrets.org.

Womack acknowledged during an interview last month that his fund raising efforts have lagged behind many incumbents.

“A lot of people up here probably spend the majority of their time trying to fund raise for their next election. I’m sure a lot of people do that – I don’t. I’m up here to do the job,” Womack said.

Womack closed 2011 with $246,000 cash on hand.