Chris Murphy’s campaign for the U.S. Senate raised $3 million in the third quarter of 2012, bringing the campaign’s fund-raising total to more than $8.5 million.
“The incredible number of contributions that we received this quarter confirms the support that I have seen in communities across the state for a campaign focused on the issues that matter to Connecticut families,” said Mr. Murphy. “I can’t write myself a check for $50 million, but I’ve got something much better: enthusiastic supporters that no candidate can buy.”
During the third quarter, Mr. Murphy’s campaign received 30,672 contributions, more than eight times the number of contributions received in the second quarter. The average individual contribution was $79, and nearly one-third of the contributions were received in the last week of the quarter.