U.S. Sen. Mark Begich had his personal best fundraising quarter, raising more than $1.25 million from April until the end of June. According to his campaign, 700 new Alaska donors gave this cycle, bringing the total Alaskan donor-count to more than 5,000, the campaign said. Official FEC reports aren’t due until July 15. The last two quarters, Begich was outraised by GOP contender, Dan Sullivan. In the last quarter, Begich brought in $1.05 million and had $2.8 million in the bank, while Sullivan raised $1.3 million and had just under $2 million on hand. No word yet on what the other candidates have raised, nor how much Begich has on hand.
Here’s the release from Begich’s campaign: Continue reading