Politics

Kirkpatrick Raises $3 Million in Third Quarter

Arizona Democrat faces a tough fight against Sen. John McCain

Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick reported her best fundraising quarter to date in her Senate race against Republican incumbent John McCain. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Arizona Democratic Senate nominee Ann Kirkpatrick raised $3 million in the third fundraising quarter, her campaign said Thursday, its largest haul to date. 

Kirkpatrick's campaign did not release how much cash it had on hand. In her pre-primary fundraising report, the two-term congresswoman had $2.3 million available on Aug. 10.  

Kirkpatrick faces Republican Sen. John McCain in what even most Democrats consider an uphill battle, though Donald Trump's weakening support could potentially turn even second-tier races into genuine battlegrounds in the election's final weeks. 

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“Together we are sending a clear message to John McCain that it’s time working families had a champion in the U.S. Senate who will never waver in the fight to create good-paying jobs, protect women’s access to healthcare, expand Social Security and Medicare, and stand up for veterans — because after 33 years in Washington, McCain has changed so much that he’d rather defend Donald Trump than support Arizona families," Kirkpatrick said in a statement. 

McCain's campaign has yet to announce how much he raised from July through September.

The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call rates the race as Republican Favored.

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