Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren together raised about $20 million in July, August and September, their campaigns announced today.
Warren, a Harvard University professor and onetime adviser to President Barack Obama on financial regulatory policy, took in $12.1 million during the third quarter, including more than $7 million in September, her campaign said in a statement. Warren has raised more than $36.6 million since beginning her campaign 14 months ago, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
Brown raised $7.45 million in the third quarter and began October with $10.2 million left to spend, his campaign said in a statement. Brown has taken in more than $24 million since January 2011, FEC data show.
Senate candidates must file detailed campaign finance reports by midnight.
Polls show a close race in Massachusetts, with most giving Warren a small lead in a contest that probably will be the most expensive Senate election this year. Brown, who entered the Senate by way of special election in January 2010, is trying to become the first Massachusetts Republican in 40 years to win re-election to the Senate.
The Brown-Warren race will help determine whether Democrats will retain their majority in the Senate, where they currently control 53 of 100 seats.