Sen. Reed has $1.8M on hand for re-election bid
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has a campaign war chest of about $1.8 million as he prepares to seek re-election next year, according to a newly filed campaign finance report.
WPRI-TV reports that according to Federal Election Commission records, Reed’s campaign took in about $360,000 during the three months ending March 31. He spent nearly $100,000 in that period.
He has said he will run for a fifth sixth-year term in 2020, but no Republican has yet announced plans to challenge him.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who just won a new six-year term in November, had $687,000 on hand.
In the U.S. House, Democratic Congressman David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE’-nee) reported $821,000 on hand as of March 31, while fellow Democrat Jim Langevin (LAN’-jih-vin) reported nearly $1.1 million.
Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com