PHOENIX - Republican Sen. Martha McSally has posted her strongest quarterly fundraising yet, but her haul was still dwarfed by that of her Democratic rival.
McSally reported $8.9 million during the three-month period that ended June 30 and ended the quarter with just under $11 million in the bank.
McSally was appointed to John McCain’s former Senate seat in 2018 and is in a tough fight to hold onto it. She faces Democrat Mark Kelly, who reported raising more than $12 million during the quarter with $24 million in the bank.
Democrats think McSally is vulnerable as Arizona, once a Republican stronghold, becomes increasingly friendly territory for them. McSally lost a 2018 race for Arizona’s other Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.
(Martha McSally U.S. Senator for Arizona)