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Pat Toomey Rakes in Nearly $2 Million This Quarter

Incumbent takes lead in Pennsylvania money race

Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) / AP
• October 15, 2015 11:45 am

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Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) raised nearly $2 million in the most recent fundraising quarter, putting him far ahead of the Democrats running to unseat him in the upcoming election, according to the Toomey campaign.

Toomey's camp says a vast majority of the money raised came from small donors who gave less than $200.

"This quarter marked the official kickoff of Pat Toomey’s reelection campaign, and we are pleased to have received just under 10,000 donations, 85 percent of which are under $200," said campaign press secretary Steve Kelly.

This is a continuing trend for the Toomey campaign, which came into this fundraising period as the candidate with the largest dollar amount raised from small donations of anyone in the country.

Democrat Katie McGinty boasted last week that she had raised $1 million for her campaign so far. Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, the most recent Democrat to join the crowded primary, raised $170,000.

Joe Sestak, who was the party's candidate when it lost to Toomey in 2010, has not yet announced his fundraising totals.

Toomey is currently polling ahead of the Democratic candidates in the race and has high favorability ratings throughout the state.

Kelly stressed that the donations this quarter came from across the state.

"We’re seeing strong support from every corner of the commonwealth for Pat’s common sense, principled, approach to creating jobs, cleaning up the fiscal mess in Washington, and keeping our communities safe," said Kelly.

Published under: 2016 Election, Pat Toomey