U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s campaign announced today that they have raised $1.2 million in support of the Senator’s re-election campaign during the second quarter of 2009.
From The Hill:
Dodd’s total outpaces all of his potential opponents, including former Rep. Rob Simmons (R), who raised $750,000, and former Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley (R), who raised $530,000.
Not surprisingly, the Dodd release emphasizes the local nature of his resources:
“Chris’s fundraising total represents a substantial investment by Connecticut residents and those across the country who know he’s the guy who can get things done for working families,” said Jay Howser, Dodd’s campaign manager.
Sen. Dodd received contributions from only five Connecticut donors in the first quarter of 2009, as some may recall.
The Hill also raises an interesting side note for observers:
Interestingly, Dodd’s campaign notes in its release on the fundraising numbers that there are more individual contributions from the Nutmeg State than “from any other state.” But will that hold true when PAC contributions are included?
It will be interesting to see what a thorough review of Dodd’s report turns up.