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U.S. Senate race in Arizona leading nation in fundraising

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The top fundraiser for the U.S. House in Arizona was Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

By Jessica Swarner | KTAR 

The 2020 U.S. Senate race in Arizona is shaping up to be the most expensive in the nation.

According to Federal Election Commission data compiled by Axios, Arizona’s two likely opponents took the top two spots for second quarter fundraising. 

Democratic former astronaut Mark Kelly led the list, bringing in $4.2 million, while Republican Sen. Martha McSally reeled in $3.4 million.

The next-highest fundraiser was Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who raised $3.1 million.

McSally brings in $3.4M for Senate race in 2nd quarter, trailing Kelly

Mark Kelly surpasses donation total from quarter one in quarter two

The state with the second-most money raised for a Senate race was South Carolina, where Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jaime Harrison brought in a total of $4.6 million in quarter two.

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