With the battle for Indiana’s open senate seat polling in the single digits, campaign officials for Richard Mourdock say they topped $3 million in campaign donations during the third fundraising quarter.
According to a report in Politico, Mourdock raised about $550,000 through an online push for donations. Mourdock faces a tight battle against Democrat Joe Donnelly in a race that’s getting national attention and could be key in tipping the balance of the senate.
Richard Lugar in the primary. But an aggressive campaign strategy--including ads tying Donnelly to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)--has paid off.
According to Politico, an online banner trumpeting “Reid Needs Donelly” brought in $119,000 alone.
Numbers show that Mourdock spent more than $2.5 million during the three-month period with $1.3 million left to spend at the end of September. Ads from outside groups have also bolstered Mourdock’s campaign.
According to Politico, Donnelly hasn’t disclosed his fundraising information yet. The race is extremely close, with polls from both campaigns showing single-digit margins.