Sen. Sherrod Brown raised an impressive $1.5 million in the second quarter, but GOP challenger Josh Mandel announced raising $2.3 million in the same period Wednesday.
Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel raised an outstanding $2.3 million for his bid against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the Republican’s campaign announced Wednesday.
Mandel raised more in the second quarter of this year than Brown, who announced last week that he collected $1.5 million during the same period.
The Ohio Democrat also reported $3.5 million in the bank at the end of June. Mandel’s campaign did not disclose the candidate’s cash on hand at the end of the quarter.
Brown boasted one of the most impressive hauls of any incumbent Democratic Senator in the past three months. But a release from Mandel’s campaign called his haul “the highest of any Senate challenger in the nation this quarter.”
Brown faces the winner of the GOP primary, and the Ohio Senate race is expected to be competitive. Former state Sen. Kevin Coughlin (R) has also filed paperwork to vie for the nomination.
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.