(CNN)A series of Democratic Senate candidates announced substantial fundraising hauls this week, putting each campaign in strong financial positions ahead of races that will be critical to the Biden administration’s goals.
Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly posted the most significant numbers to date, announcing his campaign had raised nearly $6 million in the second quarter of 2021, ending the three-month period with more than $7 million cash on hand.
“The swell in grassroots support we’re seeing is a direct result of Mark delivering in the Senate and will be what fuels our people-powered campaign as we move full speed ahead into 2022,” said Emma Brown, Kelly’s campaign manager.
While the Arizona Democrat turned in the most substantial number, other Democrats posted big figures.
Rep. Val Demings, who is looking to challenge Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida, announced her campaign raised more than $4.6 million since announcing her bid in early June, ending the quarter with more than $3 million in the bank.
Demings said the “strong support we have generated in such a short period of time shows we will have the grassroots momentum we need to win in 2022.”
Rep. Tim Ryan, the Democrat running for Ohio’s open Senate seat, announced on Tuesday that his campaign raised $2.28 million in the second quarter and ended the period with $2.6 million in the bank. And John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s Democratic lieutenant governor who is running to fill the state’s open Senate seat, announced Tuesday that his campaign raised
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