Alabama's Katie Britt breaks fundraising record in Senate bid

Alabama's Katie Britt breaks fundraising record in Senate bid
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Republican Katie Britt raised more than $2 million for her Senate campaign in Alabama last month, shattering a statewide quarterly record for a GOP candidate in a federal race.

Britt, who launched her campaign in early June, pulled in a staggering $2.24 million in her first 23 days on the trail. More than 90 percent of those donations came from Alabamians.

“I am proud that such a large number of our contributions came from right here in Alabama,” she said in a Tuesday statement. “It is clear that the people of our great state know that we don’t just need a senator from Alabama, we need a Senator FOR Alabama.” 

Britt, a former aide to retiring Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyBlack Hawk pilot shot down in Somalia jumps into Alabama Senate race Senate Democrats ditch Hyde amendment for first time in decades Senate Democrats unveil remaining spending bills, teeing up clash with Republicans MORE (R-Ala.), is facing off against two other prominent Republicans in the primary to replace her old boss, former Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard and Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksBlack Hawk pilot shot down in Somalia jumps into Alabama Senate race Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse Republicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' MORE, who has already received the endorsement of former President TrumpDonald TrumpGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE.

Neither Blanchard nor Brooks have disclosed their second-quarter fundraising totals yet. Quarterly financial reports must be filed with the Federal Election Commission by July 15.