All Politics is Local

Cantwell raises more than $1 million this quarter

I’ll be writing more about the race for U.S. Senate after the primary election, but for those interested in campaign finance, let’s take a quick look at Sen. Maria Cantwell’s latest quarterly Federal Election Commission filing.

Washington’s Democratic senator raised $1,164,048 between April 1 and June 30 this year. To date, she’s raised $8,985,668. Of this quarter’s contributions, only $1,000 came from a political action committee, the rest came from individual contributions.

Cantwell spent $557,160 this quarter to run her campaign, leaving $5,368,155 cash on hand.

With 29 challengers this primary, Cantwell hasn’t really started campaigning just yet. Local challenger Joey Gibson, leader of Patriot Prayer, hasn’t yet raised $5,000 meaning he isn’t required to file with the FEC.

Perhaps the standout challenger is former state GOP Chairwoman Susan Hutchison. She’s raised $433,841 so far, after filing as a candidate just an hour before the May deadline.

Katy Sword

I cover the city of Vancouver and federal politics. Reach me at katy.sword@columbian.com.

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