Senate Fundraising Roundup

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...

Tags: NH-Sen, NM-Sen, Senate 2008 (all tags)



Re: Senate Fundraising Roundup

This thread on swing state project has a lot of info: o?diaryId=1733

Mark Warner raised 2.5 million and has 4.4 million on hand.  Wow.

by bosdcla14 2008-04-11 11:25AM | 0 recs
the numbers from Iowa should be amusing

At the start of the year, Tom Harkin had more than $3 million in the bank, while his Republican opponent had less than $100 in the bank.

by desmoinesdem 2008-04-11 12:00PM | 0 recs


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