Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) “expects to report raising around $125,000 during the first month of his Senate campaign and is promising to roll out support in the coming weeks from deep-pocketed donors who were previously backing Dick Lugar,” POLITICO reports.
Mourdock previewed his first quarter fundraising numbers and coming additions to his campaign finance team in an interview with POLITICO Monday.
He framed the $125,000 he’ll report next month as a respectable figure that will allow his start-up campaign to meet its initial operational goals, while signaling that he’ll soon reveal a list of notable endorsements from major Hoosier donors.
"What I need to do is to keep our heads above water raising money, keep the thing going at this base level until Feb. 20 of next year," he said, referring to the candidate filing deadline. "That’s when the real campaign begins."