Friday, February 19, 2010

Sen. Scott Brown reports raising $14M since Jan. 1

All told, Brown collected $15.2 million in his campaign, nearly all of it in those final chaotic weeks, particularly when polls began to show the race slipping away from Coakley.

Coakley's campaign did not immediately release her fundraising totals.

Brown's campaign portrayed the fundraising as broad-based. They said donations came from 154,431 donors and the average donation was $86.
"The low-dollar average donation of $86 shows the strong grass-roots support that Scott Brown enjoyed in this race," said campaign spokesman Felix Browne.


Brown also enjoyed a late influx of spending by independent groups, including a $1 million television advertising campaign by the Washington-based U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Other out-of-state groups that supported his campaign were the Virginia-based Americans for Job Security, which spent $460,000 on an ad campaign; the California-based Tea Party Express, which spent $348,000; and the Iowa-based American Future Fund, which spent $618,000.

All told, outside groups spent more than $2.6 million in the last 12 days of the campaign supporting Brown's election efforts.