Senate candidate Todd Tiahrt announced today he raised $450,987 in the second quarter, bringing his cash on hand total to $1,283,000.
From the release:
As of June 30th, Tiahrt had $1,283,000 cash-on-hand to Moran’s $2,239,000. Once general election money is factored in, Moran’s lead shrinks even further to $800,000 ($1,092,000 for Tiahrt versus $1,900,000 for Moran).
General election contributions cannot be spent on the primary election and are held in escrow until after a candidate wins the primary. If a candidate doesn’t win the primary; general election contributions must be returned to donors.
“Our record-breaking fundraising numbers are reflective of the momentum we see across the state as more Kansans are throwing their support behind Todd Tiahrt who has never voted for a tax increase and has the backing of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express,” said Michelle Schroeder, Tiahrt for Senate Communications Director. “The Tiahrt campaign has caught fire with former Moran supporters joining Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express supporting Todd Tiahrt in the Senate race. We are seeing Congressman Moran’s campaign flounder and begin to fall apart in these final weeks – which is what we’ve always projected given Congressman Moran’s 12 votes to raise our taxes and his dishonesty about his vote to give amnesty to illegal immigrants.”