Arkansas Republican and Trump administration staffer Sarah Huckabee Sanders put her rivals on notice and announced that she’s raised a whopping $11 million for her campaign for governor since launching in January.
Sanders’s campaign said it had raised more than $2.1 million in the third quarter of 2021 and finished September with more than $7 million cash on hand.
“I am grateful for the overwhelming support I have received from every county in our state and every state in our nation,” Sanders said in a statement. Her campaign did not say how much she spent during the quarter.
From The AP:
Sanders is running against Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for the Republican nomination for governor. Rutledge has not yet announced her fundraising figures for the quarter. Rutledge in July reported that her campaign had raised $1.4 million since announcing her candidacy last year.
Friday is the deadline for campaigns to file their quarterly fundraising reports with the state.
The two are running to succeed Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who can’t run for reelection because he’s reached his term limit.
…Chris Jones, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, raised $384,366 during the quarter and spent $455,547, his campaign said. Jones had $468,299 cash on hand and has raised more than $1 million since announcing his candidacy in June.
Sarah Sanders has raised more than $11 million in Arkansas, per news release, and "has over $7 million cash on hand – more than any Arkansas gubernatorial candidate has raised total in state history."— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 14, 2021