A roundup of the latest noteworthy second quarter fundraising numbers from Monday and the weekend:
Sending A Claire Statement: Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., raised nearly $1.4 million during the second quarter, ending with solid amount in the bank -- almost $3 million cash on hand, the AP reports. McCaskill's Republican opponents have not released their figures yet.
By George: Former Sen. George LeMieux, R-Fla., outraised state Senate President Mike Haridopolos and former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner during the second quarter in the Sunshine State's GOP Senate race, bringing in $950,000. His haul is a reminder that despite LeMieux's problematic ties to his longtime boss, former Gov. Charlie Crist, he will be a financial force in the race -- thanks mainly to his connections from his time with Crist and his brief stint in the Senate.
What About Bob? Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., brought in an impressive $2.6 million in the second quarter and has a $5.3 million cash on hand -- especially notable considering Corker has not drawn any opponents.
Shining In the Southwest Sun -- Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who has yet to draw any major GOP or Democratic competition continued his impressive fundraising pace, raising $800,000 in the second quarter, and ending the period with a healthy $2 million in the bank.
I'll Show You The Power Of Incumbency: Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, is indeed readying for his showdown with Rep. Leonard Boswell thanks to the Hawkeye State's redistricting - with the Republican incumbent announcing he's raised more than $580,000 this past quarter. He'll have to reintroduce himself to voters in the southwest district, most of which Boswell had before. Boswell hasn't released his numbers yet, but he'll need to do markedly better than the first quarter of the year, when he only pulled in $146,000.
Big Man On Campus: Unsurprisingly, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., has posted the best House quarter of anyone yet -- announcing today he raised over $1.5 million in the past three months from over 23,500 individual contributors.
The firebrand conservative freshman is sure to have one of the most competitive reelection battles and will need the cash. Last week, one of his Democratic challengers, businessman Patrick Murphy, announced he'd raised $450,000 in the same time frame.
On The Map: Democrat Brad Schneider announced he's raised $321,000 for his challenge against freshman Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., whose reelection gets more difficult if the Illinois redistricting maps are upheld in court.
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