"As you may know, my opponent is prepared to fight until the end and has the ability to raise a lot of money. The Democratic Party is also investing an enormous amount of time and money on campaigns statewide. The Democrats have the advantage when it comes to fundraising, and I do not want to let that be the deciding factor in this race."
Actually Tim's opponent dropped out of the race two months ago, and has allowed her name to remain on the ballot this summer so Democrats will have time to look for a replacement for her. It seems to me that Tim is a little better than saying someone who has basically dropped out is "fighting to the end" to raise some more cash.