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 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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