Grimes brings in $2.5 million in her first fundraising period, has $2 million on hand
10/15/2013 10:04 AM
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes collected $2.5 million in her first quarter of fundraising, barely outpacing Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnnell, who brought in $2.3 million for the last three months.
Grimes, though, has a long way to go catch McConnell, who has been re-stocking his campaign warchest since nearly the moment he won his last re-election in 2008. McConnell has raised more $17.7 million and has about $9.6 million on hand, according to McConnell’s campaign.
Grimes’ campaign announce she has $2 million on hand. Candidates’ reports, however, won’t be available for public review until after the government shutdown ends and the Federal Election Commission reopens.
According to the Grimes campaign, the $2.5 million in contributions came from 13,327 donors across the country. In response to questions for Pure Politics, the Grimes campaign confirmed that Grimes gave $1,000 of her own money to the campaign.
The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that movie executive Jeffrey Katzenberg raised $1 million for Grimes at a fundraiser in Los Angeles last month. The Grimes campaign would not confirm that number.
Below the Fold
Gov. Matt Bevin plays prominent speaking role at first Trump "USA Thank You Tour" event in Cincinnati
Subscribe and get the latest political intelligence delivered to your inbox.