Senator Dodd raised $1.2 million in the second quarter, raising over $730,000 from individuals, including nearly 1,700 small contributions.
This brings the total raised in the first two quarters of 2009 to $2,236,515.
The senator finished the quarter with $1.8 million in cash on hand, having spent nearly $750,000 in the second quarter.
491 donors were from Connecticut.
CTBlue raised a good point about some media inconsistency in looking at out of state donations.
Three months ago it was a negative that Dodd’s money came from out of state. Simmons, on the other hand, is now blessed because he is able to brag that so much of his money comes from out of state. Am I missing something, or is there something inconsistent here?
While the Simmons camp will try to spin that this is way under the fanciful $2-3 million figure they were projecting for Dodd, this is more than he raised this time out in the previous race, when we weren’t in a recession.