Omaha lawyer Bart McLeay has raised more than $300,000 in his campaign to succeed Sen. Mike Johanns.
McLeay, a Republican, raised $303,117 in the first quarter of his campaign.
“We accomplished everything we set out to do in the first 90 days,” said Bart McLeay in a written statement released by his campaign. “Our campaign strategy involved meeting with and listening to Nebraskans across the state as well as raising a strong base of funding to move our campaign forward in the early stages of this race. We were successful in accomplishing both goals in our first quarter.”
The campaign reports it raised $249,031 from Nebraska donors, 82% of the total funds raised.
The Republican field for U.S. Senate is crowded. Along with McLeay, Midland University President Ben Sasse, former state Treasurer Shane Osborn, and Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale have announced their candidacy.