Pat Toomey raised more than $2 million in the first quarter of the year. From the Republican's campaign:
Allentown, PA – In 2009, Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey raised more campaign funds than any Senate challenger candidate in the nation. Today, the Toomey campaign is pleased to announce that it has begun 2010 with its most successful fundraising quarter to date, taking in $2.3 million in the months of January through March, and reaching over $4 million in cash-on-hand.
In the last quarter of 2009, Pat Toomey surpassed 30-year incumbent Senator Arlen Specter’s quarterly fundraising total. In this first quarter of 2010, while Specter has so far not announced his numbers, Toomey has outraised long-time incumbents such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former presidential candidate John McCain. With over 40,000 individual donors, it is clear that voters are enthusiastic about Toomey’s candidacy.
The first quarter filing deadline for federal offices is April 15.