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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.