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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Allen raised $1.1M in second quarter, less than half Kaine’s total

Former Sen. George Allen (R) raised $1.1 million in the second quarter of the year for the 2012 race to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D), less than half what ex-Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) took in over the same period.

Kaine’s campaign previously announced that it had raised $2.25 million from April through June. Kaine, who formally entered the Senate contest in early April, had roughly $1.8 million in the bank as of June 30, according to his campaign. Allen had $1.6 million and has raised $2.6 million overall this year.

Allen’s camp said 82 percent of the second quarter haul came from Virginia donors, and that it has received cash from “well over 5,000 donors” so far. Kaine’s camp says it received more than 4,600 donations in the quarter.

Kaine, the former Democratic National Committee chairman, has a national fundraising network that will be difficult for Allen to match. He also has the Democratic field to himself for the moment; Rep. Bobby Scott is still mulling whether to enter the Senate race.

But while Allen faces a crowded Republican primary contest, his opponents have raised only a fraction of what he and Kaine have.

Former Virginia Tea Party Patriots head Jamie Radtke raised about $100,000 in the quarter, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her campaign did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday morning. Production company owner Timothy Donner raised $91,000 from donors in the quarter and gave his campaign more than $100,000 from his own pocket.

By  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/13/2011

 
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