GOP U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who hasn’t said whether he will seek a third term in 2022, significantly ramped up his fundraising in the first quarter of the year.
Johnson reported $545,337 in receipts in an FEC filing as he finished March with just over $1 million in the bank.
In July 2017 he reported pulling in $483,941 during the second quarter of that year. Since then, Johnson had only cracked six figures for fundraising twice.
But of the six U.S. Senate incumbents generally viewed as the most vulnerable in 2022, Johnson is the only one who didn’t raise at least $1 million in the three-month period.
Dem Raphael Warnock, who just won his Georgia seat in a runoff but will have to run again in 2022 for a full term, led the group by raising nearly $4.6 million during the period. Mark Kelly, the Arizona Dem who also has to run next fall for a full term after winning in 2020, raised more than $4.4 million.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, raised $330,304 during the first quarter of 2021. It was her worst full quarter in the past five years. But she still finished March with $2 million in the bank.
She also spent $279,524.
Johnson spent $95,973 and listed $241,180 in debts. All but $9,622 of what he raised during the three-month period came from individuals.