Chris McDaniel Finished Mississippi Senate Runoff With $386,000

Chris McDaniel, who may soon launch an official challenge to the results of the Mississippi Republican Senate runoff, still had $386,000 in his campaign coffers a week after the late June election, according to his July quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission….

…In the second quarter — which stretched from April 1, two months before the June 3 primary, through June 30, a week after the runoff — McDaniel raised $1.8 million and spent $1.8 million, according to FEC filings.

That sum pales in comparison to the amount of money spent by outside groups on McDaniel’s behalf, which, according to data from the Sunlight Foundation, totaled $5.8 million…

…McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch estimated a challenge would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and that the campaign had already spent around $100,000 on lawyers.

Roll Call
7/23/14