Senate Fundraising Roundup
by Jonathan Singer, Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 10:41:06 AM EDT
It's still a little early before we're going to get the whole fundraising picture (campaign finance filings are not due until Tuesday, which will be a nice birthday gift for a political junkie like me), but a few numbers are beginning to trickle in slowly, and thus far this is what I've got.
- In New Hampshire, former Democratic Governor Jeanne Shaheen brought in $1.2 million in the first quarter from 6,500 donors (4,000 of whom were first time contributers to the campaign). This bumped Shaheen's cash-on-hand to roughly $2 million, which is still quite a bit less than the $3.4 million her GOP opponent, freshman Senator John Sununu, had in the bank three months ago. (Read more on the money from DiStaso.) However, Shaheen does hold a sizable lead where it counts -- among the voters -- so this one remains a very good pick up opportunity for the Senate Democrats.
- Yesterday I noted polling showing draftee Tom Udall leading quite comfortably in the New Mexico Senate race over either of his potential Republican opponents, Congressman Steve Pearce and Congresswoman Heather Wilson. Now, via email, comes word that Udall raised a healthy $1.3 million in the first quarter. Note that this is an improvement from last quarter when Udall raised $1 million -- which was enough to trump both of his GOP opponents... combined.
- Via SSP comes news that former Virginia Governor Mark Warner raised a remarkable $2.5 million in the first quarter, bumping up his cash-on-hand to $4.4 million.
More as we get it...