That total includes $435,000 raised in June alone, as the Congresswoman has moved closer to running for the seat of retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D).
“As I reach out to people throughout the state, I am gratified by the encouragement and support that I’m receiving. Senate campaigns are expensive and fundraising is an important measure of support,” Baldwin said in a statement.
A press release noted Baldwin’s strong showing at the Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention straw poll last month and that the campaign has “encouraging” internal poll numbers.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.