Gardner brings in a whopping $2.7 million

Representative Gardner pulled in nearly $3 million last quarter, proving his mettle in this tight election battle.

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SOURCE: The Daily Caller

Colorado Republican Rep. Cory Gardner raised $2.7 million in his bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Mark Udall in the second quarter, nearly double the amount he raised in the previous quarter.

Gardner got into the race with $800,000 cash on hand and raised $1.4 million by early April. With his new totals, he has $3.4 million cash on hand.

Gardner’s period-to-date total beats Udall’s first quarter fundraising by about $600,000. At the end of the last reporting period, Udall had $5.9 million in the bank.

Udall has yet to report his second quarter tally, but likely benefited from a last-minute fundraising appearance by President Obama this week, even though Udall himself stayed in Washington and didn’t appear at the private lunch in downtown Denver.

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