Sharron Angle Raises $14M in 3rd Quarter

Campaign says it's 'testament to the hatred of Harry Reid'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2010 5:55 PM CDT
Sharron Angle Raises $14M in 3rd Quarter
Senate Republican candidate Sharron Angle speaks at a political rally in Carson City, Nev., on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Sharron Angle raised a whopping $14 million in the three months between July 1 and September 30, the Washington Post reports. The bumper quarter shows both the power of Tea Party backing in the current environment and the headwinds faced by her incumbent rival, the Angle campaign said. "This is a testament to the hatred of Harry Reid, the nation's disapproval of President Obama, and the unprecedented grassroots support for Sharron Angle," said the candidate's communications director.

Nearly all of the donations came in amounts of $200 or less. A Reid spokesman says the number is "meaningless" without knowing how much the Angle camp spent on its aggressive direct mail campaign to reach that total. Reid hasn't released his third-quarter numbers. He had pulled in about $14 million in the first 6 months of the year.
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