This post comes from our good friend and Gary Snyder Show contributor Abdul Hakim-Shabazz at Indypolitics.org
The Washington Post political blog, “The Fix” is reporting that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) ramped up his fundraising significantly in the second quarter and will soon announce that he raised $900,000 for the three-month period.
According to the Fix…
The fundraising sum should hearten Democrats, who are hopeful that Donnelly can compete for Indiana’s open Senate seat now that Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) has lost his primary. Donnelly faces state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
Donnelly had been raising money at a very slow pace in previous quarters, pulling in less than $400,000 in each of the last three quarters. But he appeared to get a bump when Lugar lost the primary, and he’s likely to have more money in the bank than Mourdock, who spent heavily in the primary. Mourdock hasn’t announced his fundraising totals yet.