Sen. Paul's campaign and victory committees net $1.4M in latest fundraising quarter with nearly $2.3M cash on hand

07/19/2016 06:58 PM

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will report raising $1.3 million in the latest fundraising quarter that ended June 30, Paul’s campaign told Pure Politics on Tuesday.

That’s more than the nearly $1.1 million raised by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, the Democratic candidate in the race.

Paul’s campaign and the Rand Paul Victory Committee have nearly $2.3 million in cash on hand, according to the campaign, with that total jumping to $2.4 million when counting other various committees.

Gray’s campaign has said it will report more than $1 million in its campaign account, about half the amount Paul has banked.

Coupled with the victory committee, Paul brought in about $1.4 million.

“We’re extremely pleased with our fundraising efforts and confident we’ll continue to have the resources necessary to bring Dr. Paul’s message of smaller government, protecting our liberties and always standing for Kentucky to voters across the Commonwealth,” Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said in a statement.

Paul’s campaign has begun ramping up its field efforts ahead of the Nov. 8 election against Gray.

The latest fundraising quarter covers April, May and June. Some of those figures were previously reported in the candidates’ pre-primary reports to the Federal Election Commission.

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 or 502-792-1135 and follow him on Twitter at @KWheatley_cn2.


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