Incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown had a strong fundraising quarter banking $3 million more than in the second quarter.
Brown, who is squaring off against Ohio state treasurer Josh Mandel (R), ended June with $6.5 million cash on hand. The incumbent senator is favored to retain his seat, posting a 50-34 percent lead over Mandel in a Quinnipiac poll released late last month.
Reflecting Sherrod's strong grassroots support from families across Ohio, the campaign now has nearly 70,000 contributors, which contrasts with the $10.6 million that's been spent against Sherrod by secretly funded special interest groups.
"The outpouring of support Sherrod received from Ohioans this quarter will help us continue building grassroots momentum for Sherrod as we discuss his work to save the Ohio auto industry and its 850,000 industry related jobs, fight Chinese currency manipulation, and protect Social Security and Medicare for seniors," Brown spokesperson Sadie Weiner said in a statement.
"Despite $10.6 million dollars in special interest cash levying more false attacks on Sherrod than any other Senate candidate in the country, Ohio's middle class knows they have a champion in Sherrod Brown who is fighting every day to create jobs and move Ohio's economy forward.