Democratic congresswoman and Senate candidate Jacky Rosen will report raising nearly $1.2 million over the last three months, apparently surpassing the fundraising haul reported by her 2018 opponent — Republican Sen. Dean Heller.
Rosen’s campaign told The Nevada Independent that the freshman Democrat will report raising $1.185 million over the July through September reporting period, with more than $1.2 million cash on hand, only about a quarter of what the incumbent has in his coffers.
That likely exceeds Heller’s reported fundraising haul of nearly $1.1 million over the reporting period, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The incumbent Republican has nearly $4.2 million in available cash, and spent roughly $530,000 during the reporting period.
Rosen, a former synagogue leader, won a narrow race against Republican Danny Tarkanian in 2016 before officially announcing her intentions to take on Heller in July. She’s been backed by several national and state Democratic powerhouses, including former U.S. Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and abortion rights group NARAL.
Rosen’s campaign said she received more than 20,000 contributions during the reporting period, with approximately 92 percent of the contributions made under $100.
Heller will also have to contend with Republican businessman Danny Tarkanian in the Republican senate primary, though Tarkanian’s campaign has yet to release his fundraising numbers for the reporting period.