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Strong second quarter gives Joe $1.4 million cash advantage heading into second half of 2017

INDIANAPOLIS - Another strong fundraising quarter will ensure that Joe Donnelly enters the second half of the year well-positioned to defend his record. Joe’s $1.47 million in the second quarter of 2017 lapped the field, surpassing the closest potential opponent by approximately $400,000.

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Monday, July 17, 2017
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INDIANAPOLIS - Another strong fundraising quarter will ensure that Joe Donnelly enters the second half of the year well-positioned to defend his record. Joe’s $1.47 million in the second quarter of 2017 lapped the field, surpassing the closest potential opponent by approximately $400,000. Meanwhile, Congressman Messer’s campaign lurched backwards, struggling to raise $575,000 for the quarter. It gives Joe a roughly $1.4 million cash on hand advantage, and that’s poised only to keep growing as Republicans look aheadto a nasty, expensive primary.

From WIBC 93.1 FM: Donnelly; Nearly $4 mil for Re-Election Bid

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is reporting more than $3.7 million in cash on hand for his re-election bid.

Donnelly today said his campaign he raised roughly $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2017.

His campaign also says 4,834 donors came from Indiana, an increase on last quarter’s number and he continued to receive small-dollar support, with 79% of his donations coming in $50 or less.

His two most likely opponents, Congressmen Luke Messer and Todd Rokita say they have more than $2 million in cash on hand in the campaign accounts.
From Politico Pro: Donnelly raised $1.5M in second quarter
Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly raised $1.5 million in the second quarter and has $3.7 million on hand, his campaign said today.

"By keeping the fiscally conservative mindset that has served him so well in the Senate, his cash on-hand balance continues to surpass the rest of the Senate field, and he'll keep working to make sure he has the resources he needs to defend his record," campaign manager Peter Hanscom said.

Donnelly had $2.5 million on hand at the end of March after raising $1.3 million in the first three months of the year.
From The Hill: Vulnerable senators raise big money ahead of 2018
Vulnerable Senate Democrats on the ballot in 2018 continued their strong fundraising rate in the second quarter of 2017, according to early looks at figures released by their Senate campaigns.

Rounding out the Democratic senators, Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.) raised $1.5 million with $3.7 million on hand, while Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) raised $1.4 million with $3.5 million on hand and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp(N.D.) raised $1.3 million.

In Indiana, GOP Rep. Todd Rokita, who has publicly toyed with a bid, raised $1 million in the second quarter to bring his cash on hand to $2.3 million. Rokita hasn’t announced a decision on whether he’ll jump in, but the big quarter could send a message to fellow GOP Rep. Luke Messer, who is also considering a bid. A source close to Messer told The Hill he's expecting to report around $600,000 raised this past quarter.

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