-- Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly is adding to his campaign cash advantage over
the Republicans who hope to oust him from office.
The Democrat on
Thursday reported $1.3 million in donations during the three months to the
end of September, pushing his campaign war chest total up to $4.6 million.
some of their donors arenít in a giving mood out of frustration with
Congressí inability to pass legislation, despite GOP control of the House,
the Senate and the presidency.
Rep. Luke Messerís
campaign announced Thursday that it raised $735,000 during the same period,
with $2.4 million on hand. State Rep. Mike Braun, an independently wealthy
businessman who entered the race in August, raised about $200,000 from
donors, while kicking in roughly $800,000 of his own money.
Rep. Todd Rokitaís
campaign didnít release its latest figures Thursday, but indicated it will
likely be less than the $1 million figure it reported in July.
Donnelly is a major
Republican target in 2018 and is considered one of the most vulnerable
Democrats up for re-election. He is one of 10 Senate Democrats who represent
states that President Donald Trump won.
But thus far, most
of the drama has been in the Republican primary, which wonít be held until
Rokita and Messer
were trading personal insults and accusations before either congressman had
officially entered the race. Then Braun jumped in, with his ability to
self-finance, turning the bitter member-on-member primary into a race with
three major candidates.