Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt raised more than $1.6 million over the past three months for his Republican campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in the 2022 midterm elections.
Laxalt’s January-March first quarter haul, which a source with knowledge of Laxalt’s fundraising figures shared first with Fox News on Thursday, is the candidate’s largest to date since jumping into the race in mid-August. Laxalt brought in $1.4 million in the third quarter of last year, followed by a $1.35 million fourth quarter haul.
Laxalt has consistently ranked near the top in terms of quarterly fundraising among the Republican challengers this cycle who aren’t self-funders.Republicans need a net gain of just one seat in November’s midterms to recapture the Senate majority they lost a year ago when Democrats swept Georgia’s twin Senate runoff elections.
The GOP is playing plenty of defense — they’re defending 20 of the 34 seats up for grabs in 2022, including defending five open seats, with two of them in the key battlegrounds of North Carolina and Pennsylvania. But they also see strong pickup potentials in the swing states of Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire and Nevada, where Cortez Masto is running for a second six-year term in the Senate.