October 5th, 2010
08:39 PM ET
12 years ago

Toomey reports biggest fundraising haul yet

(CNN) - Pennsylvania GOP Senate nominee Pat Toomey has out-raised his Democratic opponent for each of the first three quarters of 2010, according to fundraising numbers released by both campaigns Tuesday.

Toomey brought in $3.8 million in the third quarter, bringing his total individual contributions to $14 million. His third quarter haul represents his biggest fundraising quarter since launching his campaign in April 2009.

Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak raised $3.2 million from July to September.

Toomey out-raised Sestak in the second quarter by over $1 million; in the first quarter, Toomey's $2.3 million fundraising tally doubled Sen. Arlen Specter's $1.1 million. Specter went on to lose his Democratic primary bid to Sestak.

Toomey has raised twice as much money as Sestak in this election cycle.

A slew of polls out of the commonwealth have Toomey leading Sestak by anywhere from 3 to 9 percentage points. A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released two weeks ago put Toomey's lead at 5 points.

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2010 • Joe Sestak • Pat Toomey • Pennsylvania
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Vote Sestak now!

    Joe Sestak servant of the people, supports Health care , Wall st and Educatiom Reform. Joe Sestak will fight for the middle class Americans in Pa.

    October 5, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  2. Sandra

    Thanks to the chamber of commerce and unknown contributors. Way to go Roberts,Alito,Thomas!

    October 5, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  3. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Thanks to his Big $ Lobbyist cronies. Gee no wonder the Fundamentalist Conservatives on the Supreme Court wanted to overturn 100 years of protection so their Republican pals can get as much as they want from special interests and foreign corporations.

    October 5, 2010 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  4. The reality is...

    Bring back the Republicans with a Tea Party slant. We want less government control and the Republicans know if they don't come through when they have control of congress they will be booted out again.

    Biden is the most arrogant politician in Washington. His arrogance combined with Rahm's foul mouth, and Obama's cigarette habit is enough to make us ill as they tramp around the country campaigning for their comrades. The Republican Party is not perfect, for sure, but they stand far above the Chicago style politicians we presently suffer under. Oh you say, "buck up?" That's equivalent to saying, "the beatings will stop when the morale around here improves".

    October 5, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  5. Bessy

    Just another guy hoping to buy the election. Isn't that what all of these Republicans are trying to do since the Supreme Court handed them the way to do it.

    October 5, 2010 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  6. George of the jungle

    its all that big business backing the repos. Whats so strange about that. The repos buy theirs seats as it is.

    October 5, 2010 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  7. Alex Pennyworth

    This explains why I see Toomey ads on every other website I visit.

    October 5, 2010 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  8. Clwyd

    Just more proof that the special interests and lobbyists have found a man to put their money in so they can continue to pillage America!

    October 5, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  9. thomas

    Its all about the money$$$$$$$$$$$$, When integrity , education and sacrifice are forlorn for who has the larger coffers , we as a great nation are dammed. Gallantry Vs the bottom line of mediocrity !

    October 5, 2010 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  10. vwrtb_30

    Best politician lobbyists can buy...

    October 6, 2010 05:41 am at 5:41 am |
  11. vwrtb_30

    Republicans are like cub fans.. Their team screws them year after year but they refuse to switch teams... They know they are getting shafted... They simply do not care...

    October 6, 2010 05:58 am at 5:58 am |
  12. Alex Vallas

    No doubt Toomey's buddies on Wall Street are the major contributors. He is definitely NOT for the middle class or for those of us who are retired and lost a major portion of our retirement benefits for lack of oversight of Wall Street. Toomey thought Bush was a great president. That is how much he is out of touch with reality. He vs. a true American hero in Sestak.

    October 6, 2010 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  13. Big Dave

    Were still wondering about that secret "Illegal" deal that Sestak admitted to but refuses to talk about.

    October 6, 2010 08:00 am at 8:00 am |