Fundraising wrap-up: GOP Senate hopefuls post big totals


• Democrat Keith Fitzgerald came close to $300,000 for his bid to unseat Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.). Fitzgerald didn’t release his cash on hand, but said he had picked up more than 1,500 individual donations. Buchanan raised $484,000 during the quarter and ended with almost $1.5 million in the bank.

• Elsewhere in Florida, Democrat Patrick Murphy raised $350,000 for his efforts against Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.). Murphy has about $1 million in the bank. West hasn’t released his numbers but had $2.7 million stored up as of the end of 2011.

• Democrat Hayden Rogers took in just over $300,000 in the six weeks he has been in the campaign to replace his former boss, retiring Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). He ended the quarter with about $280,000 on hand.

• Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) brought in almost $515,000 and has $900,000 stored away for his reelection. His opponent, Democrat Ami BeraAmi BeraCalifornia National Guard official: Congress knew about bonus repayments Clinton makes new push to win the House Overnight Healthcare: Flint fight drags on | House passes exemption for ObamaCare mandate | Feds looking for healthy millennials MORE, outraised Lungren in fundraising two years ago, but still lost the election. This quarter, Lungren came out the winner, beating $370,000 haul. But Bera has more in the bank: $1.1 million as of the end of March.

• Shelley Adler, the wife of former Democratic Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.), raised almost $310,000, topping her opponent, Rep. Jon Runyan, by about $15,000. Adler, who has been in the race for about two months, has about $290,000 on hand. Her campaign said she raised more during the quarter than Runyan has in any previous quarter.

• Astronaut Jose Hernandez, a Democrat, raised about $310,000 for his bid against California Rep. Jeff Denham (R).

- This post was updated on April 13, 2012 at 12:34 p.m.