Scott Brown Raised Over $2 million in First Fundraising Quarter

Sources close to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown say he has raised more than $2 million in the three-month fundraising period since entering the race, which would bethe largest fundraising quarter for any U.S. Senate candidate in New Hampshire this election cycle.”

Media accounts suggest that’s enough to provide brown with a “formidable” political operation as we move into the Fall. There are no reported spending numbers at this time.

The real advantage in this for Brown is how it will help him in the primary. It puts him well above the fund raising of his competitors. Also, while his anticipated Democrat opponent incumbent, Jeanne Shaheen, willl likely meet or even exceed that number, with control of the Senate in play, the race is expected to be dominated by outside spending. 

This fundraising news is coupled with a campaign rally Wednesday with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The event is set to take place at the Bittersweet Farm in Stratham, where Romney kicked off his presidential campaign in 2011 and where both Bush presidents held rallies in years past. Among the speakers at that event are John H. Sununu and Senate President Chuck Morse.