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Democrat in contested North Carolina race raised $1.7M in second quarter

Democrat in contested North Carolina race raised $1.7M in second quarter
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Democrat Dan McCready raised more than $1.7 million in the past three months for his closely watched bid to represent North Carolina’s 9th District, his campaign said Wednesday.

The second-quarter fundraising haul leaves him with nearly $1.8 million in cash on hand.

The vast majority of donations to McCready’s campaign — more than 95 percent — came from donations of $200 or less. 

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“With more than $1.74 million raised this quarter, we’re ready to run an aggressive, grassroots campaign and take our state back from career politicians and special interests,” McCready said in a statement. 

McCready will face off against Republican Dan Bishop in a Sept. 10 special election that was called after state officials determined that a vote last November was tainted by pervasive fraud. 

McCready’s initial Republican opponent, Mark HarrisMark HarrisHillicon Valley: Intelligence agency gathers US smartphone location data without warrants, memo says | Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian hack on DOJ, courts | Airbnb offers Biden administration help with vaccine distribution Trump sparks debate over merits of voting by mail The Hill's Campaign Report: Debate over mail-in voting heats up MORE, announced in February, after the special election was ordered, that he would not seek the 9th District House seat. Bishop, a North Carolina state senator, won the Republican nomination to replace Harris on the ballot in May.

Since the November election, McCready has raised nearly $3.9 million, his campaign said.