Republican Rep. Jeff Flake’s Senate campaign announced Monday that it will report raising more than $1 million in the first quarter and some $1.5 million in cash on hand.
The hefty sum could dismay potential Senate contenders in Arizona from both parties looking to replace outgoing Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R). Democrats have indicated they plan to target the Republican-leaning state, but so far no contenders have stepped forward.
“Our tremendous finance committee includes most of Arizona’s hardest-working Republicans, and we couldn’t be happier with the strong showing we’ve received from all over the country,” Flake said in a statement. “I’m very grateful to all who have shown their early support. This campaign is off to a great start.”
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.