Campaign says Collins has outraised her 2014 reelection bid
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins’s campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019.
That’s far ahead of the over $1 million Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon says she brought in between June 24 and June 30.
Collins campaign Monday says she has $5.4 million cash-on-hand. Finance director Amy Abbott says Collins has raised $6.45 million this election cycle, which outstrips her fundraising for her 2014 reelection she easily won.
Democrat Betsy Sweet is also running.
Collins’ eventual challenger will be able to tap into a fund created before Collins voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court selection Brett Kavanaugh last year. The fund doubled in size to $4 million after Collins’ vote.
Abbott says Collins expects to be outspent by “far left” special interests.
This story has been corrected to show the fund was created before Collins’ vote.