Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle raised $14 million in July, August and September in her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a staggering sum that could dramatically affect a competitive battle.
Angle spokesman Jarrod Agen told TPM that Angle raised $14 million. The sum surpasses by a staggering amount the $2.29 million Angle raised in the second quarter, most of which was before she captured the GOP nomination.
National Republicans called the fundraising total “remarkable.” The only candidates to come anywhere close to that total were Marco Rubio (R-FL) with $5 million and Dino Rossi (R-WA) with $4.5 million.
As Chris Cillizza points out, she’s second to just one record:
Angle’s showing is only bested in modern memory by the $14.2 million Scott Brown raised in January 2010 in advance of his Massachusetts Senate special election victory.
More details about the money are expected to be released later today. The campaign hasn’t filed its FEC report for the quarter.
Reid hasn’t yet released his fundraising, but he had just shy of $9 million in the bank as of June 30.
The TPM Poll Average of this race has Reid barely leading 47.4%-47.0% for Angle.