Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) raised nearly $2 million in the second quarter and had a whopping $9.6 million in cash on hand at the end of June, according to the Boston Globe.
Brown faces a tough re-election in strong Democratic territory, but his prospects should be buoyed by his substantial war chest. Democrats have made the Republican their primary target for 2012, and some people on the right have complained he is not conservative enough.
Brown won his Senate seat in the special election in January 2010 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D).
Six Democrats are competing in the Bay State primary to take on Brown next year. One of them, City Year co-founder Alan Khazei, released his fundraising numbers Tuesday. He raised more than $920,000 in the quarter.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
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.