Gray brings nearly $1.1M to his campaign coffers in latest quarter as Paul spox says incumbent has outraised opponent

07/07/2016 05:37 PM

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray’s campaign announced on Thursday that it had raised almost $1.1 million in the latest fundraising quarter.

In a press release, Gray’s campaign says the influx of cash is a sign of momentum ahead for the candidate. After loaning his campaign $1 million during the first quarter of fundraising, Gray did not pump more of his personal wealth into his Senate bid, according to the release.

“While Paul has yet to release his fundraising totals, he’s in trouble and he knows it,” Gray campaign spokeswoman Cathy Lindsey said in a statement. “… Kentuckians are hungry for change and the type of proven leadership and results Jim Gray has to offer. While Sen. Paul is focused on his next presidential campaign, Jim is focused on putting his business experience and effectiveness as an elected leader to build a stronger Kentucky.”

Paul held a fundraising edge on Gray in their pre-primary reports, with $1.4 million cash on hand to Gray’s $1.1 million.

Paul campaign spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said in response to Gray’s announcement simply, “We raised more.”

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135.

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