Cochran Tops McDaniel in 2014 Campaign Fundraising

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as state Sen. Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.

Cochran campaign manager Kirk Sims said Tuesday that Cochran raised $1.7 million from January through March.

McDaniel campaign spokesman Noel Fritsch says McDaniel raised $474,624 during that time.

Sims says Cochran's campaign was holding $1.5 million as of March 31. It has raised $2.9 million since November 2008, after the last Senate election.

Fritsch did not immediately say how much cash McDaniel held as of March 31. He says the campaign has raised $962,426 since it started last fall.

Cochran was elected to the Senate in 1978 after six years in the House. McDaniel was elected to the Mississippi Legislature in 2007.

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