The fundraising numbers for the fourth quarter of 2021 (Q4) in the U.S. Senate race are out and a pair of candidates had the million-dollar touch.
Pennsylvania lieutenant governor John Fetterman posted the largest fundraising total for the quarter that ran from October to December, pulling in $2.7 million. The haul boosted his cash-on-hand total to $5.3 million.
Conor Lamb is second in both categories, raising $1.355 million in Q4 with $3.0 million in hand. Mehmet Oz and Val Arkoosh both topped the 600k mark with $669,000 and $621,000 raised, respectively. Oz supplemented his total with a $5.2 million loan. Arkoosh has $1.2 million at hand. Jeff Bartos pulled in $456,000 and is third in cash-on-hand at $2.5 million. He also added a $1.24 million personal loan.
Kathy Barnette pulled in $416,000, while Malcolm Kenyatta brought in $338,000 but has just $285,000 on hand – less than what he had to start Q4.
Carla Sands struggled to raise funds in Q4, gathering in just $165,000. She did loan her campaign an additional $500,000, bringing that total to $3.6 million.
Because David McCormick formally entered the race in January, he is not required to report numbers until April. A super PAC supporting him has raised more than $5 million from the world of finance, according to the Associated Press. That included $5 million from conservative billionaire donor Ken Griffin of Chicago-based Citadel LLC, a multinational hedge fund and financial services company that handles an estimated 25 percent of all U.S. stock trading.
The ad campaign spending has been through the roof as Oz has already booked $7.6 million through early February and McCormick $4.2 million.