Senate Candidates In Tough Races Raise $57M

us capitol building SC Senate candidates in tough races raise $57M

Candidates locked in the nine tightest Senate races in the country raised over $57 million in the third fundraising quarter.

Several of these races remain too close to call, and these funds will be used to boost the candidates out of the margin of error and into the lead in the final three weeks of their campaigns.

Elizabeth Warren, Democrat for Senate in Massachusetts, announced raising the largest haul — and outraised her opponent by the largest amount — of them all, and perhaps the largest of any Senate candidate nationwide. She raised $12.1 million in the third quarter, bringing her year-to-date fundraising total to $36.3 million — over $8 million more than GOP opponent Sen. Scott Brown.

Brown’s campaign said he brought in a considerable sum as well, but at $7.54 million, his fundraising total for the third quarter fell far short of Warren’s. He’s raised nearly $27.5 million for the year.

Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, running for Senate in Indiana, faces a disadvantage similar to Brown’s. Opponent Richard Mourdock raised twice as much as him in the third quarter, bringing in a $3 million haul.

Read More at The Hill . By Alexandra Jaffe.

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