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Lugar’s 2Q fundraising surpasses challengers

By · July 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Sen. Richard Lugar-R

Roll Call is reporting that reporting the second quarter fundraising numbers for US Senate from April 1 to June 30th.

The cash on hand column is revealing. It shows Republican Richard Lugar with over $3.5 million, challenger Richard Mourdock with $214,000 and Democrat Joe Donnelly with $686,000.

Overall Lugar raised $912,000 in the second quarter and spent $375,000 of it. Mourdock raised $312,000 and spent $221,000. Donnelly raised $453,000 and spent $106,000.

Money does not always translate into a win but it does show a serious gap. It will also be curious to see how much of that money Sen. Lugar will feel he needs to spend. If he has to spend most of it in the primary it may be difficult to raise that kind of money for a general election. This primary will be an interesting race to watch.

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