Chuck Bucked by Casey’s Big Cash

Democrat Bob Casey, the State Treasurer of Pennsylvania and a putative Santorum-slayer, has been bringing home the bacon… and upstaging one of his biggest boosters in the process.

Casey announced today that his campaign committee has raised $1.89 million for the quarter, setting a new record for a Democratic Senate challenger taking on a Republican incumbent. This comes on the heels of a new Quinnipiac poll, released yesterday, which gave Casey a double-digit lead over Rick Santorum.

So whose record did Casey break? The reigning cash champ had raised $1.5 million in the first half of 1997. His name was Chuck Schumer, and he was the one who convinced Casey to run in the first place. Chuck Bucked by Casey’s Big Cash