Rosen raises $2.7M, grows war chest ahead of competitive re-election bid
Sen. Jacky Rosen’s (D-NV) campaign will report having $8.8 million on hand after the third quarter of fundraising in 2023 came to a close, giving her a state record haul for this point in the cycle, according to her campaign.
Rosen raised $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2023 (a three-month period covering July to September), tying the second quarter to be her best fundraising period thus far. Over the past 12 months, she has raised $9.3 million for her re-election bid.
Her campaign did not disclose how much she spent during the quarter. Those spending details on more information on her donors will be released by Oct. 15, the Federal Election Commission’s campaign finance deadline for the third quarter.
Rosen’s third quarter fundraising slightly lagged efforts by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), who raised $3.15 million from July to September 2021 ahead of her 2022 re-election. But she has more money in the bank than Cortez Masto, who had a war chest of $8.3 million at this point in her election cycle.
Rosen’s total this cycle is in the neighborhood of other Democrats in bigger states who have already announced their third quarter totals. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), running for an open Senate seat in Michigan, raised $2.98 million, while Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) announced a $3.2 million haul.
Though several candidates have jumped in the race to challenge Rosen in 2024, national Republicans are backing veteran Sam Brown. While Brown has not released his fundraising totals, Duty First Nevada PAC, the super PAC supporting Brown, announced $2 million in donations this quarter from software billionaire David Duffield.
Rosen’s campaign said over half of donations to the first-term senator this quarter were from first-time donors, and that 97 percent of donations were less than $100.
Rosen’s race is currently rated “Lean D” by Cook Political Report, meaning the seat is considered competitive but that Rosen is presumed to have an advantage. Democrats currently hold a thin majority in the Senate; if Republicans flip two seats, they will win the chamber.
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