Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln reports another strong fundraising quarter, with $1.2 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, and a total of $4.13 million on hand.
From the Lincoln campaign:
* For the 3rd quarter (July 1 – September 30, 2009), the campaign will report total receipts of $1,210,919;
* Individuals accounted for more than 58 percent of the total contributions for the quarter;
* The campaign reported $4,129,747 cash on hand at the close of the period, September 30;
* Since the beginning of this year, Senator Lincoln’s campaign has raised $4,204,068, an average of $1.4 million per quarter.
She also reports campaign expenditures of $266,105.90 for the quarter. Lincoln statement at jump.
On the Republican side, the current money leader is state Sen. Gilbert Baker, who says he raised more than $500,000 in September (Baker’s third quarter fundraising window was abbreviated as he entered the race in early September).
Senator Lincoln’s statement:
“My first priority is always to fight for the individuals and families of Arkansas during some tough choices that are being made in Washington. However, I also know that I must prepare for a competitive election campaign. That’s why I am humbled and honored that hundreds of new supporters have joined the campaign during the last year so that we can now count more than 4,500 donors. I do not take this job for granted and know that I can’t do it alone.”