Republican Senate fundraising totals

Former Rep. Dick Zimmer appears to have the most cash of the Republican Senate candidates, although Murray Sabrin has raised the most money so far.

Since officially entering the race a little over a month ago, Zimmer has raised about $478,000 and has approximately $446,000 cash-on-hand, according to Campaign Manager Mark Duffy.

And although Zimmer doesn’t plan to self-fund the whole race, $300,000 of that total is from a personal loan.

Meanwhile, rival Republican Joe Pennacchio’s campaign has about $230,000 cash-on-hand, according to campaign manager Dan Gallic, who said he wasn’t sure how much Pennacchio has raised in total. Pennacchio has loaned himself $250,000 since the last quarterly report.

As of April 15th, Pennacchio had raised a total of $100,000 — $20,000 from his own pocket—and had $25,000 cash-on-hand.

Campaign officials for Murray Sabrin, who’s also running for the Republican nomination, were not ready to divulge fundraising totals. Sabrin’s Web site, however, says that he’s raised $559,000 since entering the race in January – including the four days since the Federal Election Commission’s May 15th cut off date. As of March 31st, he had raised $350,000 — $150,000 of which was his own – and had $66,000 cash-on-hand.

Neither Democratic released their fundraising totals today, but they are almost sure to be exponentially larger than the Republicans’. As of the last quarter, Andrews had $2.3 million in his congressional war chest, which he can put towards his Senate run. That total was a little under half of Lautenberg’s $4.7 million war chest. Republican Senate fundraising totals