McConnell challenger Matt Bevin raises $1.12 million in first quarter of 2014

04/14/2014 10:24 AM

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin announced his largest fundraising quarter yet Monday, raising $1.12 million in the first quarter of 2014 as his race to challenge Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell enters the home stretch.

The Bevin campaign announced Monday that the Republican candidate raised more than a million dollars with help from 33,000 different donors to date. He entered the race last July.

In a press release about the numbers, Bevin says he is encouraged by the show of support as the primary election quickly approaches.

“As Kentuckians learn the truth about Sen. McConnell’s record of repeatedly caving to President Obama and his long history of votes for bailouts, amnesty, and funding for Obamacare, they have rallied to our campaign,” Bevin said.

Previous fundraising quarters for Bevin have not been quite as good as he has contributed to his own campaign and had not passed the million dollar mark yet. Bevin’s campaign confirmed to Pure Politics that all of the $1.12 million raised this quarter came from individual donors and that Bevin did not give any money to his campaign.

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