The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports that Sharron Angle, the Tea Party-backed challenger to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, raised a whopping $14 million between July and the end of September, an astonishing haul almost three times more than amounts raised by other high-profile Republican candidates in the same period of time.
Former Nevada state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) raised an eye-popping $14 million between July 1 and Sept. 30 for her challenge to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), a stunning number that far eclipses the cash-collection totals of other prominent candidates seeking Senate seats next month.
"Sharron Angle produced one of the most successful single quarters of fundraising in the nation's history for a U.S. Senate campaign," said Angle communications director Jarrod Agen. "This is a testament to the hatred of Harry Reid, the nation's disapproval of President Obama, and the unprecedented grassroots support for Sharron Angle."
Reid has not yet released his fundraising totals for the third quarter, but he raised about $14 million between January and June of 2010.
The race is extremely close. A recent CNN/Time poll showed Angle leading Reid 42 percent to 40 percent.