CONCORD, N.H. — There is no shortage of money in the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race.
The campaigns say Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and her Democratic challenger, Gov. Maggie Hassan (HAS’-uhn), raised nearly $9 million in the third quarter. Hassan outstripped Ayotte, raising $5.4 million compared to $3.3 million. Ayotte has $4.5 million cash on hand, compared to Hassan’s $3.1 million.
The campaigns trumpeted the numbers, with Hassan’s camp claiming she had raised the most money of any federal candidate in New Hampshire history. Ayotte’s campaign, meanwhile, said Ayotte had her best fundraising quarter yet.
Polls continue to show the race in a dead heat, and roughly $100 million in outside spending is expected to pour into the state by Election Day.
The race could help determine control of the U.S. Senate.