Arkansas Sen. Gilbert Baker, who entered the insanely crowded GOP primary for U.S. Senate just a few weeks ago, announces today he raised some $500,000 in the third quarter—a commanding performance that establishes Baker as the front-runner on the GOP side. Baker’s full statement is at the jump.
Full Baker statement on Q3 fundraising:
BAKER RAISES OVER $500,000 IN 30 DAYS
Conway – Senator Gilbert Baker released the following statement regarding his fundraising efforts since launching his campaign on September 1, 2009:
“I continue to be humbled by the overwhelming support our campaign receives, and I am extremely grateful to those who have supported my campaign in a significant financial way during these tough economic times.
Since launching my campaign on September 1st, we have received contributions totaling just over $500,000. This is a strong beginning to having the necessary resources to communicate our common sense message to Arkansas voters.
“I look forward to a campaign about creating more jobs and boosting our economy. Within this, two things are clear: One, Arkansans deserve a Senator who will never be a swing vote on nationalized healthcare, cap and trade, and card check legislation — all of which affect small business, farmers, and other important aspects of Arkansas’ economic engine.
Two, Arkansans believe the next United States Senator should be a check and balance to the extreme agenda of the national Democratic Party. ”
*The full campaign finance report will be filed on October 15, 2009.