U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, announced Thursday she raised nearly $4.4 million in the second quarter, which her campaign said was a record for a federal candidate from Wisconsin during the reporting period.
Baldwin’s campaign did not say how much she spent during the reporting period. But her campaign said she finished with more than $7.2 million cash on hand to end June. She finished the first quarter with $7.8 million in the bank, meaning she spent more during the second quarter than she took in. Baldwin ran a series of TV ads during the three-month period.
By comparison, Dem Russ Feingold raised $4.1 million during the second quarter of 2016 as he sought a rematch with GOP U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who pulled in $2.8 million during that three-month period.
The $4.4 million Baldwin raised comes after she reported $3.7 million in receipts for the first quarter of 2018. The campaign said that was also a record in the reporting period for a federal candidate from Wisconsin.
Baldwin has consistently outraised her GOP opponents over the past year. Republican Kevin Nicholson, a business consultant and former Marine, announced earlier this week that he raised more than $1 million during the second quarter. Fellow Republican Leah Vukmir, a state senator, has not announced her fundraising numbers for the second quarter.