Shaheen bests Scott Brown in fundraising

Greg Nash

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) posted her best fundraising quarter yet this cycle, raking in more than $2.8 million over the past three months.

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That sum came from over 31,000 donors in three months alone and brings her total raised for the cycle to $10 million. At the end of June, Shaheen had more than $5.1 million cash on hand.

She surpassed the $1.5 million she raised in the first quarter by more than $1 million, as she faces down a likely challenge from former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in the general election. 

While Brown also pulled in an impressive sum in the second quarter, his $2 million raised still lags Shaheen’s, and he hasn’t yet announced how much cash he has in the bank.

"Senator Shaheen is proud to have such strong grassroots support for her campaign and her work to put New Hampshire first and make a difference for the people who live and work here," said Harrell Kirstein, Shaheen campaign spokesman.

But Brown's campaign argued that while both candidates won't want for money, Shaheen has a bigger problem in the race: her pitch to voters.

“It’s clear that both campaigns are going to have the resources they need to get their messages out. That won’t be a problem for anyone in this election. Senator Shaheen’s problem is her message," said Brown Communications Director Elizabeth Guyton. "Voting 99 percent of the time with President Obama is not a winning formula in New Hampshire in 2014.”

—This piece was updated at 1 p.m. with comment from Brown's campaign.

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