Linda McMahon

Blumenthal's Fundraising Haul Tops $7M

Blumenthal's Fundraising Haul Tops $7M

Dan Carter, the Republican state representative challenging U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, started the month of October with a little more than $35,000 in his campaign bank account, according to new reports filed with the Federal Election Commisison.

Blumenthal, meanwhile, had more than $4.7 million in cash on hand and has been using his impressive campaign war chest to run hundreds of television ads in his race against the relatively unknown Carter.

Through the end of September Carter's total fundraising haul was $226,969. Blumenthal has raised more than $7 million toward his re-election bid. Six years ago, when Blumenthal ran against Republican Linda McMahon, she poured...