Paul raises $650,000 in 3 months

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Posted on January 28, 2010 at 6:47 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul has reported collecting just over $650,000 in campaign contributions during the final three months of last year.

The son of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul reported Thursday that he has raised nearly $1.8 million for the entire campaign. The campaign-finance report showed that he had $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2009.

University of Kentucky political scientist Stephen Voss calls it an impressive fundraising performance.

Paul, a Bowling Green eye surgeon, is part of a crowded field of candidates seeking the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Jim Bunning. Six Republicans and five Democrats have entered the race.

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