Lugar Raises Nearly $1 Million; Mourdock Between $125,000 and $150,000
April 12, 2011 3 Comments
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.