FEC Q2: Hard times for fundraising Senate Dems 

With help from The Wall Street Journal’s Susan Davis and wire stories, here’s a summary of the bleak fundraising picture that Democratic candidates for Senate faced in the second quarter.

Delaware:
Mike Castle (R) — $837,000
Chris Coons (D) — $698,000

Florida:
Marco Rubio (R) — $4.5 million
Kendrick Meek (D) — $1 million.
Charlie Crist (I) — $1.8 million

Indiana:
Dan Coats (R) — $1.5 million
Brad Ellsworth (D) — $600,000

Illinois:
Mark Kirk (R) — $2.3 million
Alexi Giannoulias (D) — $900,000

Kentucky:
Rand Paul (R) — $1.1 million
Jack Conway (D) –  $1 million, plus a $400,000 loan from Conway himself.

Missouri:
Roy Blunt (R) — $2.2 million
Robin Carnahan (D) — $1.5 million

New Hampshire:
Kelly Ayotte (R) — $720,000
Paul Hodes (D) — $600,000

Ohio:
Rob Portman (R) — $2.7 million
Lee Fisher (D) — $1 million

Pennsylvania:
Pat Toomey (R) $3.1 million
Joe Sestak (D) — $2 million

Democrats did not trail everywhere:

  • In Washington State, where Dino Rossi entered the race in late May, Sen. Patty Murray, D, narrowly outraised him in the quarter.
  • In Wisconsin, Russ Feingold raised more than his wealthy challenger, Ron Johnson, who has promised to spend significant amounts of his own money on the race.
  • In Colorado, Sen. Michael Bennet, D, outraised both of his Republican challengers substantially: $1.2 million to $900,000 for former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton,R, and $420,592 for Ken Buck, R.
  • And in Nevada Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D, just barely outraised former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, R, $2.4 million to $2.3 million. Reid spent more than he raised last quarter. He has raised a total of $19.2 million for his race, and he’s spent more than $10 million of it already.

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