The Springfield News-Leader reports she raised $2.6 million during the past three months:
McCaskill’s campaign released her top-line figures Wednesday to the News-Leader. Her 2nd quarter haul is bigger than other Missouri Senate candidates raised during the same period in previous elections.
Even as her campaign aides touted the hefty total, they also tried to play up her “grass-roots” support, saying, for example, that 87 percent of McCaskill’s donations were under $200. Adrianne Marsh, McCaskill’s campaign manager, said that contrasts with the big dollars flowing in to the race from non-profit advocacy groups that do not have to disclose their donors.
“The big, secret money is backing Claire’s opponents in order to privatize social security, end federal student loans, and protect tax breaks for the mega wealthy, while grassroots fundraising is backing Claire who is on the side of working families, fighting for opportunity and fairness,” Marsh said in an emailed statement to the News-Leader.