Donna Edwards announced yesterday that she’s raised over $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2016, but she didn’t report a cash on hand number, which based on prior reports, may mean that she spent most (or all) of it, leaving little available for the last two weeks of the campaign.
Rep. Donna F. Edwards brought in more than $1 million in the first three months of 2016, a sign of increased fundraising strength for a Senate candidate who has struggled financially.
According to her campaign, Edwards (D-Md.) took in more than $1.2 million from January through March from 35,000 contributors, with an average donation of $35.
In less than three weeks, Edwards will face off against Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in the Democratic primary for the seat held by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), who is retiring.
The congresswoman never came close to raising a million dollars in previous fundraising quarters. She also regularly spent about as much as she took in, with much of that money spent on fundraising consultants and online ads designed to draw in dollars.
We’ll know her cash on hand in less than a week. Reports are due April 14.