Friday, July 13, 2012

Both Senate Candidates Raise More Than a Million in Last quarter.

Republican Heather Wilson raised $1.6 million in the last quarter (April through June) , while Democrat Martin Heinrich raised $1.4 million.

The Wilson campaign claims this as a victory, noting correctly that Wilson also raised more in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, the Heinrich campaign is spinning the latest campaign finance reports another way. Heinrich actually has more money in the bank -- $1.8 million cash on hand compared with Wilson's $1.6 million. And that's despite Heinrich having a competitive primary and Wilson having a fairly easy primary.

Either way, both candidates have plenty of money and a lot more will be pouring in to both from the national parties and independent interest groups.