U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson pulled in $1.2 million during the second quarter, topping each of his potential Dem rivals in the 2022 Senate race, FEC filings show.
The Oshkosh Republican, who has yet to say whether he will seek reelection next year, reported $498,265 in expenses and $1.7 million cash on hand to end June.
The uptick in fundraising came after he raised $545,337 over the first three months of the year.
Before that, Johnson had only cracked six figures for fundraising twice since reporting $483,941 during the second quarter of 2017.
Of the $1.2 million in receipts Johnson reported, $531,994 came from unitemized contributions, a sign of his small-dollar operation. Those contributions are from donors who have given less than $200 to the campaign.
While Johnson’s fundraising has picked up compared to his past efforts, he’s still lagging behind other vulnerable Senate incumbents.
Many lists of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents for 2022 include Johnson and four Dems: Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., who raised $7.2 million during the quarter; Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., $6 million; Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., $3.3 million; and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., $2.8 million.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who’s also on some target lists, raised $4 million.
See Johnson’s report:
Johnson outraised each of his Dem rivals in the second quarter.
Alex Lasry, on leave from his Milwaukee Bucks post, listed $1 million in receipts, $737,157 spent and $1 million in the bank. He also listed $50,000 in debts.
State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski listed $513,856 in receipts, $270,578 spent and $243,278 in the bank.
See Godlewski’s report:
Outagamie County Exec Tom Nelson raised $240,202, spent $152,394 and had $406,356 in the bank.
See Nelson’s report:
Wausau area Dr. Gillian Battino listed $100,746 in receipts, including a $70,000 loan she gave the campaign. She spent $69,515 and had $34,163 in the bank.
Battino has now given her campaign $125,000
See Battino’s report:
State Sen. Chris Larson, who got into the race in late May, listed $51,480 in receipts, $31,230 spent and $20,250 cash on hand.
Steve Olikara, founder of the Millennial Action Project, hasn’t formally entered the race. His exploratory committee listed $61,835 in receipts, $6,107 spent and $55,728 cash on hand.