October 14th, 2009
06:51 PM ET
5 years ago

Specter raises nearly $2 million in last three months

Specter raises nearly $2 million in last three month.
Specter raises nearly $2 million in last three month.

(CNN) – Sen. Arlen Specter continues to stockpile cash ahead of what's likely to be a difficult re-election battle.

Specter's campaign announced Wednesday it raised over $1.8 million over the last three months, and ended the latest reporting period with $8.71 million in the bank.

The announcement means that Specter - who switched parties in April to become a Democrat - outraised Republican challenger Pat Toomey, who collected over $1.5 million during the same period. Specter's Democratic primary opponent, Rep. Joe Sestak, has not yet released his third-quarter fundraising totals.

Specter's campaign noted that President Obama's fundraiser for the incumbent in September netted "about a million dollars" for the Democrat.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Albo58

    If there was ever a poster child for term limits, it is Arlen Specter! He needs to retire in disgrace NOW!

    October 14, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  2. BUTTACAVOLI

    Your a scum bag.

    October 14, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  3. Joe

    He will not get my vote . He voted against the gun law.

    October 14, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  4. LacrosseDad

    there is not enough money to buy your way this time coward.

    October 14, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  5. jon,philadelphia

    God, I wish he would just retire.

    October 14, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  6. Idiot_Boehner

    Maybe it is too early to pull the plug on Specter.

    October 14, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  7. Bob in Pa

    Those small unreportable donations sure make their way around to embattled dems these days.

    October 14, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  8. Willy Brown

    You still going to lose turn coat.

    October 14, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  9. charlie in Maine

    I hope you are taking notes Olympia. Love have you join us.

    October 14, 2009 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  10. 30m-PA-former Dem

    I'm going to vote his behind out of office!

    October 14, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  11. LaVon Hummel

    This Man is. Oh yeah Can Sarah Palin say. Mavrick. she can, But he is. Nice

    October 14, 2009 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |