U.S. Senate Fundraising Figures Show Two Candidates Are Close

Apr 10, 2015

The fundraising figures are in for two democratic candidates who want to be elected U.S. Senator next year. The report shows a very close race between two of the candidates.

Former Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat, has raised more than $649,000 for his U.S. Senate bid. However Dale Butland, a spokesman for Strickland’s primary opponent, Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfield, says Strickland’s numbers tell a story.

“Governor Strickland raised $100,000 less during the first quarter than P.G. Sittenfeld, who is running statewide for the first time,” Butland said.

A spokesman for Strickland, Dennis Willard, says it’s important to remember one thing.

“Ted Strickland got into the race in late February so there was a short period of time but if you notice, we were able to raise nearly a $500,000 in just the two weeks prior to the filing deadline,” Williard said

Neither Strickland or Sittenfeld , however, are close to the amount that Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman has in his campaign war chest. His spokesman, Corry Bliss, in a written statement, notes Portman raised $2.75 million during the first quarter, giving him about $8 million dollars of cash on hand.