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IN THE NEWS: Joe Donnelly has strongest off-year for Senate fundraising in Hoosier history with $5.3 million raised

Joe Donnelly set a new record for the best fundraising for an off-year in a U.S. Senate race in Indiana after raising $5.3 million in 2017 and $1.2 million in the fourth quarter alone.

Over 22,800 people donated to Joe’s campaign throughout the year, signaling that Joe’s message of hard work and Hoosier common sense is resonating with grassroots supporters in every corner of Indiana.

From the Associated Press: Donnelly Raises $5.3M, Getting Help From Top Democrats

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly's campaign raised $1.2 million during the last three months of 2017, pushing the total up to $5.3 million, his campaign announced Friday.

Donnelly's campaign highlights his connection to the state, noting that he visited every county in the state during 2017. Indeed, Donnelly has developed a reputation as a formidable retail politician, popping up at events and in parades across the state.

From Howey Politics Indiana: Horse Race: Donnelly posts $1.2M; has $5.3M cash

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly set a new fundraising record for the best off-year by a U.S. Senate candidate in Indiana history after raising over $5.3 million in 2017, including more than $1.2 million in the fourth quarter. It puts him $4.5 million ahead of where he stood in his 2012 race. Seventy percent of all donations to Joe in the last three months totaled $25 or less, and 85 percent were $50 or less.

Donnelly’s $5.3 million raised over the course of 2017 is the highest one-year, non-election year total in any Indiana U.S. Senate race. The mark had previously been held by U.S. Sen. Todd Young, who raised $3.5 million in 2015.

From Indy Politics: For What It’s Worth

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is making news this week, not for being part of the bipartisan group of Senators that helped broker the deal to end the government shutdown, but the fact he raised more than $1.3 million in the fourth quarter [sic] and has $5.3 million in cash on hand.