Miller ends quarter with nearly $125,000

Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010

JUNEAU - Republican Joe Miller, who received Sarah Palin's endorsement in his bid to upset U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, raised about $111,000 last quarter.

He also loaned his campaign another $103,920.69.

Miller's campaign reported that the Fairbanks attorney had spent more than $90,000 and had nearly $125,000 on hand as of June 30. That's a fraction of the nearly $2.4 million Murkowski reported leading to the Aug. 24 GOP primary.

Between April 1 and June 30, Murkowski raised more than $500,000.

Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto says Miller spent much of the period building name recognition. He says the money raised so far has been sufficient to start running ads and he expects further contributions.

A national tea party group also is running ads for Miller.

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