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

U.S. Rep Martha McSally, R-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-Ariz., who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest is one of the most closely-watched in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. Martha McSally brought in nearly $3.4 million in the second quarter of 2019, bringing her total cash on hand to about $4.4 million.

The Arizona Republican brought in more than 38,600 contributions with an average donation of $78 this quarter, according to a press release.

McSally is trailing her likely Democratic opponent in the 2020 election for the late Sen. John McCain’s seat.

Former astronaut Mark Kelly announced earlier this month he had brought in $4.2 million in quarter two after reeling in $4.1 million in the first quarter.

Kelly has been campaigning since he announced his run in early February, however, while McSally didn’t confirm she would seek the seat until late March.

“Martha’s strong fundraising shows the momentum and strength behind her campaign,” Terry Nelson, general consultant, said in the release.

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed McSally to McCain’s seat in December. She lost to Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in the 2018 election for former Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat.

The 2020 winner will serve out the remainder of McCain’s term and face another election in 2022.

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