The campaign for U.S. Rep. John Spratt Friday announced the campaign has raised more than $635,000 this fundraising quarter, giving Spratt $1 million in cash on hand less than three weeks before the Nov. 2 general election.
The Spratt campaign notes the campaign has received donations from 1,656 individuals so far, a dig at Republican opponent state Sen. Mick Mulvaney.
Last quarter, Spratt had double Mulvaney's campaign cash. A third of Mulvaney's $600,000 was from a loan the candidate made to his campaign. Since then, Mulvaney has been helped by more than $1 million third party money that has poured into the race and has been spent attacking Spratt. Mulvaney and Spratt have until midnight to disclose their latest fundraising figures.
"This latest round of fundraising success is evidence of widespread grassroots support for John Spratt, and it puts our campaign in a strong position to fend off attacks from out-of-state, undisclosed Mulvaney allies that have spent over $2 million on negative ads in South Carolina."