Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rossi Nearly Matches Murray in Fundraising

According to a just released press release from the Rossi campaign:
U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi announced on Tuesday that he has raised roughly $1.4 million since entering the race for U.S. Senate one month ago.

"The support from donors across the state is inspiring and indicates people here in Washington State are ready for a U.S. Senator who represents families and small businesses instead of DC special interests and the Democratic Leadership who want to keep spending and growing government,” said Rossi.

The second fundraising quarter officially closed on June 30, 2010, just four weeks after Rossi entered the race. During those four weeks, Rossi raised roughly $1.4 million from over 5,000 donors.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Patty Murray raised $1.6 million in the second quarter.  Considering Dino did not make his candidacy official until late May, just barely a month before the June 30 reporting deadline, those numbers are astounding.

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