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Paul Ryan has $10.4 million cash on hand, Tammy Baldwin raises $2.4 million

October 13, 2017 GMT

House Speaker Paul Ryan has more than $10.4 million cash on hand for his re-election effort next year.

Ryan’s campaign reported Thursday that he raised $300,000 over the past three months and also transferred $2 million from his national political organization.

Ryan’s Democratic opponent Randy Bryce said he raised just over $1 million between July and September and had more than $1 million cash on hand.

Bryce is a union iron worker and has been aggressively fundraising nationally in an attempt to take down Ryan, R-Janesville, who has represented southeast Wisconsin since 1999. Ryan won re-election in 2016 with 84 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, of Madison, has raised $2.4 million over the past three months, setting a torrid pace for fundraising in what promises to be an expensive and hotly contested race.

Baldwin said Thursday that she collected $2.4 million for the three-month period covering July through September. Her two Republican challengers raised $260,000 collectively over the same three months, but neither of them was in the race the entire quarter.

Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson got into the race in late June and raised $400,000. State Sen. Leah Vukmir, of Brookfield, raised $250,000 in three weeks.

Baldwin has raised $7.1 million so far this year and has $5.3 million cash on hand more than a year before the election.

The election is November 2018.