Todd Young raises more than $1 million for possible Senate bid
INDIANAPOLIS – Republican Rep. Todd Young raised more than $1 million in the second quarter as he prepares for a possible bid for what will be an open U.S. Senate seat.
A memo obtained by TheStatehouseFile.com says Young’s efforts tops the best quarterly fundraising numbers of any federal candidate in Indiana. According to the memo, former Sen. Richard Lugar previously had the top spot with nearly $974,000 raised in the first quarter of 2011.
Young represents Indiana’s 9th District in the U.S. House but is widely expected to run in the GOP primary for the Senate seat to be vacated by Republican Dan Coats. Already, Republicans Eric Holcomb and Rep. Marlin Stutzman of the 3rd District are running. Neither candidate has released their campaigns’ fundraising totals yet or commented on Young’s numbers.
Former congressman Baron Hill is running on the Democratic side. He hasn’t released numbers either.
The data will be released publicly later this month.
Young’s internal campaign memo says that 70 percent of the Republican’s contributions came from individuals with most of that money coming from Hoosiers. And much of that came from outside Young’s existing congressional district.
“This shows that Young’s reach already extends across the state and outside of the area he currently represents,” said the memo.
The memo did not provide other details, including how much Young spent in the quarter or has on hand for a campaign.
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