Democrat Elizabeth Esty raised more than $340,000 in the second quarter, bringing her total fundraising to more than $1.5 million, a campaign press release said Monday.
The former state representative, who is running for the open 5th District seat, heads into the last six weeks of the primary season with more than $900,000 on hand, a campaign press release said.
“I’m proud of the strong support I’ve continued to receive from people across Connecticut and across the country,” Esty said in a statement. “With the stakes higher than ever for middle-class families, folks are tired of career politicians bickering and finger-pointing instead of problem solving.”
The campaign finance filing period reflects funds raised between April 1 and June 30, including $67,345 Esty raised during the pre-convention period, which ended on April 24.
The $340,000 Esty raised during this fundraising quarter is about $26,000 less than she raised during the first quarter which covered January through March.
Esty will face Dan Roberti and House Speaker Chris Donovan in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary for the open 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate. Candidates have until July 15 to report their fundraising for the primary race.