PHOENIX — Mark Kelly, the former astronaut turned US Senate candidate continues to post fundraising numbers that are out of this world.
According to the latest numbers filed with the Federal Election Commission today, Kelly raised nearly $6.3 Million between October and December of this past year, bringing the total he has raised so far to just over $20 Million in his bid to unseat Senator McSally.
Meanwhile, the Senator, who was appointed to fill the office by Governor Doug Ducey after her loss to Senator Kyrsten Sinema in 2018, reported a total of just over $4 million raised in the same period. McSally has brought in a total haul of $13.7 million.
Much of Kelly’s fundraising prowess is coming from donations that are “unitemized contributions,” or donors that have given less than $200 to the campaign. He raised over $2.7 million in that category alone, more than double McSally.
While neither candidate has so far raised a significant amount of money from other political committees, also known as PACs. This is one area in which McSally outraises Kelly. She brought in a total of just over $444,000 to Kelly’s $60,000.
Although McSally does have a primary opponent, both candidates are expected to face each other in the 2020 General Election held on November 3 of this year.