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.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.