MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Tammy Baldwin’s U.S. Senate campaign raised $4.6 million from July through September. And they had about $3.5 million on hand at the start of October.
The Democrat Baldwin and her Republican opponent Tommy Thompson were required to file financial updates Monday about their campaign activity over the last three months.
Baldwin’s camp said it raised about $3.6 million since the August 14th primary. Baldwin did not have a Democratic challenger in that contest, while the Republican Thompson said he went broke in his hard-fought GOP primary battle against three other candidates.
Last week, Thompson said he raised about $2 million since the primary. Both candidates are also being supported by outside groups.
Federal officials say $21 million in outside money has been pumped into the Thompson-Baldwin race – the second-highest among Senate contests in the country.
Most independent polls, meanwhile, show Thompson moving into a statistical dead heat with Baldwin with 22 days until Election Day.