Richard Carmona tops $800,000 in race for Kyl seat

Democrat Richard Carmona raised $800,000 in the first three months of 2012, his campaign announced Tuesday, leaving him with $1.1 million for his race for retiring Sen. Jon Kyl's (R) seat in Arizona.

This was the first full fundraising quarter that Carmona was in the race, but in the last two months of 2011, his campaign brought in $570,000. The U.S. surgeon general who served under former President George W. Bush, Carmona is the only remaining Democrat in the race. Another Democrat, Don Bivens, dropped out in March.

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The two Republicans vying for Kyl's seat have not released their figures for January through March, which are due to the Federal Election Commission by April 15. But the front-runner for the GOP nomination, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), had almost $2.6 million in his war chest at the end of 2011. Businessman Wil Cardon, who is trailing far behind Flake in the polls, has loaned his campaign almost $1.3 million.

The Hill rates this race as leaning Republican.

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