July 1st, 2010
03:05 PM ET
8 years ago

Rand Paul $1.1 mil. fundraising haul the 'best one yet'

 A spokesman said Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul had a strong second quarter fundraising for his campaign.

A spokesman said Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul had a strong second quarter fundraising for his campaign.

Washington (CNN) - Republican candidate Rand Paul's latest fundraising haul is the "best one yet," his campaign spokesman told CNN Thursday.

David Adams said that Paul raked in $1.15 million in the past three months - the most he's raised in a quarter since beginning his bid for a Kentucky Senate seat. Adams could not say how much cash on hand the campaign has.

The campaign for Paul's Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, has not yet revealed its numbers. Conway Press Secretary Allison Haley told CNN, "We don't release our numbers prior to filing."

The Federal Election Commission deadline for candidates to file second-quarter fundraising totals is July 15.

In the frenzied money race between the Republican and Democrat, Paul's campaign is making a bold prediction.

"The one number that you've gotten from us is more than you'll get from Rand's opponent," Adams told CNN.

"[Conway's] a guy who can write himself a check to makeup for the lack of confidence he's finding in the electorate," Adams said.

Conway's campaign press secretary Haley responded in a statement to CNN.

"In recent weeks, the discussion has been about Rand breaking a pledge not to accept money from bailout Senators, Rand's staunch support of BP and his out-of-the-mainstream ideas that Kentuckians can't afford – like abolishing scholarships for our children and subsidies for our farmers. This is just Rand Paul's desperate attempt to change the conversation," Haley said.

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soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Pragmatic

    Mark Twain said, "“When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Kentucky, because everything there happens 20 years after it happens anywhere else.”

    Voting for a "self-certified" eye doctor (rules don't apply to him?) who thinks the President is "un-American" for being so tough on BP? I wouldn't vote for anyone who puts big business (not even an American firm) first and average Americans a distant second ....

    July 1, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Democrats, Republicans, I don't care anymore, I'm going to dance the rutabaga and eat some glacial fungus. Ta ta floppy heads

    July 1, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. AJ

    Its wonderful to see the loons throw their money away. This man is an idiot, by any standard.

    July 1, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. Tommy Freund

    This proves that racists and those that support racist candidates are alive and well in this country, even in 2010.

    July 1, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Hmmm – one of the poorest states in the nation -–

    Wonder how much of that was "padded into the fund" by his daddy and his daddy's personal friends (funded by "daddy" under the table).

    July 1, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. S Callahan

    Rand, do you have a cousin running in NYS?.....we sure could use some 'real' change....

    July 1, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. ono


    way to go guys.

    July 1, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. JJ

    Yeah, Mr. Pauls going to take our country back – right back to the 1800's – with plenty of "screw you" economics.

    July 1, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. jeff jackson, alabama

    I've said this now about a hundred times.
    Listen up...this guy is no Republican !!!!!!!!!

    July 1, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. Marie MD

    It's incredible how people waster their money. He has already been bought. Now he needs to be returned to his practice.
    What a loser.

    July 1, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
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