Chandler campaign announces huge second quarter fundraising revenue

07/10/2012 12:26 PM

UPDATED With Barr fundraising totals: Congressman Ben Chandler is poised to file a massive second quarter campaign haul of nearly $400,000 according to his campaign.

The nearly $400,000 in campaign contributions will bring Chandler’s campaign cash-on-hand to a staggering $1,345,663.

“When you take a look at these Q2 fundraising numbers coupled with the Congressman leading Andy Barr by 24 points (54%-30%) in our latest poll, the momentum is clearly with our campaign,” said Chandler’s Campaign Manager, Eric Nagy in a press release. “Congressman Chandler is well positioned for a victory on November 6.”

The latest poll that Nagy refers to is a survey of 400 likely voters in the 6th Congressional District taken between March 26 and 28, that had Chandler at 54 percent compared to 30 percent for Barr, a Lexington lawyer.

The poll has a margin of error of 4.9 points, according to the memo. The Chandler campaign received that memo from its polling firm, the Mellman Group, on April 30.

During the second quarter, 543 individual donors and 619 donors overall made a contribution to Congressman Chandler’s campaign.

Andy Barr’s campaign released that they have $758,102 cash-on-hand as of June 30th.

Nick Storm

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