Potential McCaskill challenger has $2.7M: report

Potential McCaskill challenger has $2.7M: report

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) has raised over $2.7 million as she prepares to potentially challenge Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillEx-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity Ocasio-Cortez blasts NYT editor for suggesting Tlaib, Omar aren't representative of Midwest Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand MORE (D-Mo.) in 2018, according to a new report.

Wagner’s congressional campaign committee will report $2,767,789 on hand in its April quarterly report, McClatchy said Tuesday, citing federal election documents.

Wagner raised $804,264 during the last three months, it said, her most successful fundraising quarter.

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McCaskill is one of 10 Democratic senators facing reelection next year in states President Trump carried in November.

Republicans consider McCaskill’s seat a target. Trump won Missouri by about 19 points.

Wagner has not formally declared she will run against McCaskill but is believed to have a close ally in Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntEx-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity GOP group targets McConnell over election security bills in new ad Budget deal sparks scramble to prevent shutdown MORE (R-Mo.).

McClatchy said McCaskill has not released her first-quarter report for 2016, which is due April 15.

McCaskill’s most recent filings show she had $781,519 at the end of 2016, a number that is expected to rise once she submits totals for the first three months of this year.

McCaskill pitched unity during a fundraiser last month, urging supporters of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE (I-Vt.) to help her reelection bid.

“I want you to be part of our effort,” she said during a March event.  “We can’t get divided in a state like Missouri, or we’re cooked.”