Pence reports $3M in 2Q; Gregg $1.7M
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:15 AM
By BRIAN A. HOWEY
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike Pence continued his money advantage over Democrat John Gregg, reporting $3 million on his second quarter financial filing and $5.54 million cash on hand despite spending $1.4 million on three TV ads, while Gregg reported raising $1.7 million.
Pence now counts 7,740 donors with 76 percent of his donations coming from Hoosiers. "Hoosiers from all four corners of the state are responding to our positive, issues-based campaign," said Pence campaign manager Kyle Robertson. "We are honored to have their continued support."
Pence, who has been running statewide television ads since May 15, reported $5,545,535.09 cash on hand. "Mike Pence will continue to take his vision for making Indiana the state that works to Hoosiers through grassroots meetings, policy announcements and television," said Robertson.
Gregg announced on Monday that he raised $1,795,663 in the last three months, triple the $584,000 he reported in the first quarter. Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidate Vi Simpson raised $120,825 in just over five weeks since she was nominated to be Lieutenant Governor.
The report shows that the Gregg-Simpson team has $2,960,903 cash on hand and no debt. In the last three months, the campaign has doubled its cash on hand amount. The median contribution to Gregg was $100 and 97.3% of all individual contributions came from Indiana.
“I am honored and humbled by the support the people of Indiana have shown me,” Gregg said. “This campaign has been about bringing Hoosiers together to focus on creating jobs and improving the economy. Today’s report shows that message is resonating throughout Indiana.”
In what may be emerging as the top Congressional race, 8th CD Democrat Dave Crooks reported $220,000, and he closed the period with $530,000 cash on hand. Freshman U.S Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Newburgh, raised $209,000 and finished the period with $387,000 cash on hand.
Second CD Democrat Brendan Mullen raising $255,599.77 for the second quarter, and currently has nearly $600,000 on hand in the open seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly. Mullen has raised more than $803,000 from nearly 2,000 supporters since the campaign began a year ago. Republican Jackie Walorski posted $330,000 for the quarter, $1.1 million for the cycle and has $725,000 cash on hand.
“I am excited and inspired to have the support of so many dedicated friends and families who want to see our Hoosier values of hard work, fairness, and a strong middle class represented in Washington,” said Mullen. “We are building a grassroots campaign to take on special interests and overcome partisan finger-pointing so we can get on with the business of creating good jobs and solving the many other tough problems that face our state and our country as a whole.”
“Our campaign has received incredible grassroots support from Hoosier families that are fed up with excessive taxes and wasteful spending from Washington,” said Walorski, who narrowly lost to Donnelly in 2010. “Hoosiers know I will represent their voice in the nation’s Capital, and fight to implement commonsense reforms that will get our economy back on track.” Walorski’s campaign has received contributions from almost 2,000 individuals, with nearly 70% of dollars raised within the state of Indiana.
In the U.S. Senate race, Republican Richard Mourdock raised $1.81 million and reported $889,000 cash on hand. Democrat Joe Donnelly reported $925,000 and has $1.38 million cash on hand.
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