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 reporter for Pure Politics. He joined cn|2 in September 2014 after five years at The State Journal in Frankfort, where he covered Kentucky government and politics. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135 and follow him on Twitter at @KWheatley_cn2.

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