Dem U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes raised nearly $6.3 million through Act Blue alone in the month of August, his campaign confirmed.
That marks a significant boost in the lieutenant governor’s fundraising. He had raised $6.9 million from the time he got into the race more than a year ago through July 20, according to his last filing.
The Act Blue donations were detailed in a new FEC filing from the group, which Dems use to raise money through online donations. The $6.3 million for Barnes doesn’t include money he raised outside of the Act Blue platform.
Barnes had $990,496 in cash on hand as of July 20, about three weeks ahead of winning the Dem primary.
By comparison, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, had more than $2 million in the bank.
The two candidates will next file a report with the FEC by Oct. 15 detailing their third quarter fundraising.