CTNJ: Murphy, Esty fundraising at record pace

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. (CT News Junkie)

HARTFORD, Conn. — Democratic incumbents U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty have raised record amount of cash for their 2018 re-election campaigns.

Murphy announced he raised $2 million in the second quarter of 2017 and ended the reporting period with $5.1 million on hand.

In the first six months of the year, Murphy has raised half what he raised during the entirety of his first Senate campaign in 2012.

Contributions of $100 or less made up 93 percent of the 89,763 donations received so far this year, and robust grassroots support means more than 99 percent of his supporters are able to give again.

“I’ve never seen anything like the passion on the ground in Connecticut right now,” Murphy said.

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