Sharron Angle Has Raised $14 Million
Nevada Republican Sharron Angle announced Tuesday she raised $14 million in the past three months of her campaign — the top haul for any quarter this election cycle — in her bid to take down Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The stunning total suggests that Angle could be well-positioned to compete financially with the cash-flush Reid in the homestretch of a campaign that polls show is neck and neck.
“Sharron Angle produced one of the most successful single quarters of fundraising in the nation’s history for a U.S. Senate campaign,” Angle spokesman Jarrod Agen said. “ This is a testament to the hatred of Harry Reid, the nation’s disapproval of President Obama, and the unprecedented grass-roots support for Sharron Angle. Harry Reid is losing this race, he knows it, and he is just going to get more desperate over the final three weeks.”
Reid has not announced yet how much he raised in the past three months but reported having $8.9 million in the bank at the end of the last reporting period on June 30. He raised $13.8 million for his campaign through that deadline, according to Federal Election Commission data.
Angle, a tea party-backed candidate, came out of nowhere to win the GOP primary on a shoestring campaign budget, had just a fraction of that, $1.7 million, in the bank at the end of June.
Her campaign declined to say how much of those funds she still has in the bank though Agen said they would release a breakdown of their numbers later on Tuesday.