Lugar Raises Nearly $1 Million; Mourdock Between $125,000 and $150,000

Yesterday, Senator Dick Lugar’s campaign released their campaign finance information saying they raised $973,853 in the last finance quarter and will report having $3 million cash on hand at the end of May.  Mourdock is said to have raised between $125,000 and $150,00 in his first quarter.  

Mourdock had an impressive start with his county chair endorsements but $3 million is going to be tough to overcome.  We would have thought his campaign would have done more to recruit out-of-state funding from larger national groups with an ax to grind with Senator Lugar to show some financial strength. 

We aren’t sure how this will turn out but what we do know is Mourdock needs to raise some serious dollars to have a  chance.  Money isn’t everything–unless you don’t have it.

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3 Responses to Lugar Raises Nearly $1 Million; Mourdock Between $125,000 and $150,000

  1. Wurstnitemare says:

    Does Mourdock know how much it takes to run a state wide campaign? These days $3 Million is tight for a state wide campaign.Mourdock is just like Delph, they are both self serving guys who are in it for themselves and not the right reasons. Do you really tink that Lugar is in it for the fame or the money?He is in it for the right reasons,unlike Mourdock. $150K for a state wide gig, more smoke and mirrors from the Republican party.

    Kind of like the CCC at large races, there is a total of $32K for all of the at large candidates. We all know that it takes at least $250K to run a county wide race.And, Im betting that your old boss is not going to cough up any cash for the CCC races.

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  3. Anthony says:

    Looks like Mourdock is waiting for out of state money to lift his raft. 88% of the cash he pulled in this quarter was from Hoosiers?! Nothing talks like money. Go Lugar.

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