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O'Rourke Raised $10.4M, Had $14M on Hand for TX SEN

Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally raised nearly the same amount in Arizona.

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AZ SEN: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) raised $3.3 million in the second quarter and will report $5.3 million on hand. (release)

Rep. Martha McSally (R) raised $3.3 million over the same three months and had $4.5 million on hand. (release)

IN SEN: Former state Rep. Mike Braun (R) raised $2.5 million last quarter and had $1 million in cash on hand. $1.5 million of his total came “since the day after the primary.” (release) His total quarterly haul includes a $386,000 personal contribution on April 23.

Sen. Todd Young (R) headlined a fundraiser for Braun on Wednesday on Capitol Hill, according to a copy of the invitation released by the state Democratic Party and confirmed by a Young aide. Tickets ranged between $1,000 and $5,000. (Hotline reporting)

MS SEN: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) “raised more than $1.6 million in her first three months as a senator and candidate for Mississippi's November special election.” (Politico)

MO SEN: State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) raised $1.9 million “since the end of March. … He has a little more than $3 million in the bank.”

Austin Petersen (R) “raised $130,000 in the second quarter, bringing his fundraising total to more than half a million, with contributions that average $41. ... Petersen now has $37,000 in the bank.”

Attorney Craig O'Dear (I) “raised more than $122,000 over the past three months and has $131,691 on hand, his campaign said Wednesday.” (Kansas City Star)

NJ SEN: Pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin (R) last quarter “loaned his campaign $8 million, bringing his total personal investment to $15.6 million. … Hugin raised an additional $572,000 in the second quarter,” bringing his cash-on-hand to $8.1 million. (New Jersey Globe)

TN SEN: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) “decided to return a sizable contribution from a political action committee,” Club for Conservatives PAC, “that’s facing scrutiny from campaign finance regulators.” (Roll Call)

TX SEN: Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) raised $10.4 million in the second quarter and reported $14 million on hand.

“O'Rourke has now outraised” Sen. Ted Cruz (R) “for every period but one since O'Rourke launched his Senate bid in March 2017.”

“Briefing his supporters Wednesday night, O'Rourke highlighted in particular the big increase his campaign saw in the number of individual contributions to his campaign — from roughly 141,000 in the first quarter to 215,714 in the latest period. O'Rourke's campaign said that about 70 percent of his donations are continuing to come from Texas, and the candidate said on the Facebook broadcast that the average contribution was $33.” (Texas Tribune)

“Cruz … has relied on out-of-state contributors for some $2.5 million—or nearly half of the $5.1 million in itemized personal contributions to his re-election campaign as of the end of March. O’Rourke … saw nearly $2.3 million in out-of-state contributions—a little less than a third of his total $7.7 million cash haul for the same period.” (Houston Chronicle)

VA SEN: Sen. Tim Kaine (D) raised $2.2 million in the second quarter and reported $6.1 million on hand.

“This period, 61 percent of Kaine's donors were from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and he brought in more than $700,463 online through a total of 16,539 individual online contributions. In the first 72 hours after the Republican primary alone, Kaine raised more than $100,000 online from nearly 2,500 individual contributions. The average online contribution this quarter was $42.” (release)

WI SEN: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) raised $4.4 million in the second quarter and reported $7.2 million on hand.

“The strong second quarter for Tammy Baldwin for Senate was driven by more than 57,000 total grassroots supporters, including 33,000 new supporters this quarter. Over $1 million came in through small online donations, with grassroots donations averaging just $25. “ (release)

WV SEN: Sen. Joe Manchin (D) "raised $1.5 million dollars in the second quarter of 2018" and "finished the fundraising period with $6.2 million cash on hand." (release)

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