Scoop: Todd Young raises record-setting $2 million

The previous off-year quarterly record of $1.4 million was held by former Sen. Joe Donnelly. 

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FIRST IN IMPORTANTVILLE: The campaign of U.S. Sen. Todd Young raised $2 million in the second quarter of 2021, shattering the record for the most federal money raised in an off-year quarter in Indiana history.  

The previous record, $1.4 million, was held by former Sen. Joe Donnelly and originally notched in the second quarter of 2017. Sen. Mike Braun loaned himself $2.35 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The campaign says Young received over 10,000 contributions, 93% percent of which were under $100. The campaign ended the quarter with $4.5 million cash on hand.

On the Democratic side, Haneefah Khaaliq, an Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis alum and executive director for a Northwest Indiana civil rights agency and human relations commission, announced her campaign in February.

Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott is also eyeing a 2022 U.S. Senate campaign that he plans to announce after summer, IMPORTANTVILLE scooped last month.