Bridgeport resident Chris Shays has raised roughly $1.4 million in his underdog quest to defeat GOP-endorsed Linda McMahon in an Aug. 14 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, according to finance numbers provided by his campaign. Shays, the ex congressman, has a lot of ground to make up among Republican primary voters, according to the latest Q poll. Interesting, having raised so far $1.4 million for a primary run, that Shays says he has no money for television. McMahon, who is well financed, will open a Bridgeport field office on Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock Saturday evening. From the Shays campaign:
Stratford, CT – The Shays for United States Senate campaign today released second quarter fundraising totals for 2012.
Christopher Shays raised more money during the 2012 second quarter than any other quarter this election cycle.
A total of 1,262 donors contributed:
Post Convention: $364,404
Total raised for the quarter: $530,811
2012 First quarter totals: $455,638
2011 Fourth quarter totals: $422,145