Conway Raises $300,000 in Internet Fundraiser

Posted September 8, 2010 at 9:52pm

Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway on Wednesday reported raising more than $300,000 from his first Web-based fundraiser in his campaign in Kentucky.

Meanwhile, his opponent, GOP candidate Rand Paul, appealed to his supporters to help him raise more than $350,000 in two weeks for his fall television ad campaign, the Associated Press reported. “I hate to ask, but I urgently need your help,” Paul told supporters via e-mail and social media. Conway and Paul are running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Jim Bunning (R).

Conway’s original goal for Tuesday’s Internet fundraiser was $260,000, and he raised about $310,000, his campaign disclosed Wednesday.

Paul, an ohpthalmologist and the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), reported having $361,000 in the bank at the end of June. Conway had $703,000 on hand, and as of the end of June had loaned his campaign $525,000.

A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corp. survey of registered Kentucky voters released Wednesday showed a tie between the two candidates at 46 percent. The poll of 869 voters was conducted Sept. 2 to Tuesday, with a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

It follows a SurveyUSA poll released over the weekend that showed Paul leading 55 percent to 40 percent.