New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart is falling well behind her competitors in raising money for her lieutenant governor campaign, the latest finance reports show.

Stewart, who needs to raise $75,000 in qualifying contributions in order to receive a clean elections grant, has raised just $44,355 as of June 30.

Finance reports for Joe Markley, the party-endorsed Republican candidate, and Susan Bysiewicz, the party-endorsed Democratic candidate, have both submitted their applications for public financing and are awaiting approval for full clean elections grant of $406,000.

Democrat Eva Bermudez Zimmerman announced Tuesday she has raised over $85,000 and plans to submit her application this week. Republican Jayme Stevenson submitted her paperwork Wednesday morning for the public finance grant. Stevenson said she has raised more than $80,000 as of June 30.

Stewart abandoned her campaign for governor, in which she was partnered with Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei on the first day of the state Republican Convention in May. She threw her hat in the ring for lieutenant governor, but will need to raise nearly $30,000 in donations by July 20th, the application deadline to receive the full clean elections grant of $406,000.; 203-842-2563; @kaitlynkrasselt