(CNN) – Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence jumpstarted his gubernatorial effort to succeed Gov. Mitch Daniels by hauling in more than $350,000 in campaign donations a little more than one month after he announced his bid.
According to filings submitted to the Indiana Election Division, 15 individuals and three businesses have given large contributions to the campaign. Pence's online accounting of funds does not include donations under $10,000.
He is required to submit a complete six-month campaign finance report in July.
In the meantime, all donations that qualify as "large contributions" –funds amounting to over $10,000– must be reported to the Indiana Election Division. The state of Indiana does not limit the amount that an individual may contribute to a campaign - a fact that benefits Pence, whose largest reported contribution so far is $100,000. The Indianapolis Star reports that eleven in-state and two out-of state donors include developers, business owners, and financiers.
The six-term congressman decided against a bid for the 2012 GOP nomination for president and instead announced his run for the governorship in early May. Daniels, who also turned down a bid for the presidency, is term-limited. He'll complete his second term as governor in 2012.