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Kelly raises $20 million, McSally $12 million in 2019 for Senate race
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Sen. Martha McSally raised more than $12 million in 2019, more than any of her colleagues in the U.S Senate, but that wasn’t enough to outpace her presumptive Democratic opponent Mark Kelly in one of the most hotly contested 2020 Senate races in the country.
McSally’s campaign announced that she raised more than $4 million in the final quarter of 2019 and has $7.6 million on hand.
That brings his yearly total to more than $20.2 million raised, with more than $13.6 million in the bank, according to his campaign.
Kelly’s campaign said that his average contribution over the year was $43, with more than 200,000 individuals contributing to his campaign. Meanwhile, McSally’s campaign said that she received an average of $65.34 from 53,800 contributions.
Gov. Doug Ducey appointed McSally to the Senate last year to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain. It will be her second Senate bid in two years, after losing to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in the 2018 elections.
Kelly is a former astronaut and is the co-founder of Giffords, a advocacy and research organization focused on gun violence prevention. He is the husband of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned in 2012 after being shot during a 2011 assassination attempt.
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