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A million-dollar month for Murray, Rossi

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on July 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
July 13, 2010 4:19 pm

In a cold, drab June, fundraising was hot for Sen. Patty Murray and her chief opponent, Dino Rossi.

Rossi has raised $1.4 million, his campaign announced today:

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.

There were actually five weeks — five weeks and a day, to be exact — to raise money between Rossi’s entrance to the race with a Web video the morning of Wednesday, May 26, and the deadline on Wednesday, June 30. But that’s still a lot of money.

The Republican has a lot of catching up to do with the $6.8 million Murray’s campaign says she has in cash on hand. She’s had years to build up her coffers.

The Democrat added $1.6 million in contributions in the year’s second quarter, her spokeswoman said. That would mean she raised somewhere around $1.1 million in June, picking up speed once she finally drew a well-known opponent.

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