Senators on super committee collecting less campaign cash this quarterBy Lindsay Young Nov 04 2011 5:46 p.m.
All but one Senate member on the super committee collected less campaign funds this quarter compared the previous quarter. Only Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, had a modest increase collecting a total of $85,532.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, raised $30,654 in the third quarter of the year; that is 85% less than she raised in the second quarter. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass raised $16,135 this quarter, an 82% decrease from the previous quarter.
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., raised 71% less money compared to last quarter, taking in $139,341.00 and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., decreased his fundraising by 64%. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., also decreased his campaign fundraising by 32%, taking in $249,205 in the third quarter.
As we reported in the past, two super committee members in the House increased their contributions significantly. Rep. Van Hollen, D-Md., a super committee member doubled his campaign cash intake over last quarter, collecting $153,278 for the third quarter. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas raised, $471,259 a 32% increase from the previous quarter.
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