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Shaheen campaign reports raising $1.2 million in second quarter

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s fundraising machine brought in $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2013, according to her campaign.

Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat and former governor, is up for re-election in 2014. She ended 2012 with about $431,000 in her campaign bank account, and raised about $1.17 million during the first quarter, which ended March 31.

Her campaign says she collected about $1.2 million in the second quarter and, as of June 30, had roughly $2.15 million on hand.

“Sen. Shaheen is proud to have so much grassroots support behind her efforts to strengthen our economy and support New Hampshire’s small businesses and middle class families,” said Andy Darkins, Shaheen’s campaign finance director, in a statement. “The support our campaign has received so far shows that we’re going to have the resources we need to run an effective, winning campaign.”

Federal candidates must file campaign finance reports for the second quarter with the Federal Election Commission by Monday.

It’s not yet clear who Shaheen will face in next fall’s election. Former state senator Jim Rubens is exploring a run for the GOP nomination, and state Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley has been frequently mentioned as a potential Republican candidate.

(Ben Leubsdorf can be reached at 369-3307 or bleubsdorf@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @BenLeubsdorf.)

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