Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) raised $516,000 in the second quarter and had $1.3 million in cash on hand at the end of June, a source familiar with his campaign confirmed to Roll Call on Tuesday.
Manchin substantially increased his war chest from the end of the first quarter, when he showed $861,000 in cash on hand.
Manchin, then the popular governor of the Mountain State, won the 2010 special election to fill the remainder of the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s (D) term. He beat businessman John Raese by just more than 10 points.
Roll Call Politics rates the 2012 West Virginia Senate race Leans Democratic.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a vote in the Senate. Gillibrand’s proposal to remove military commanders from the process of reviewing sexual-assault cases was left out of the bicameral deal on the defense authorization bill, but the senator is pushing for a vote on her plan soon.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.