Election 2012
5:37 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

McCaskill raises more than $1 million for campaign

Sen. Claire McCaskill reports raising more than $1 million for her re-election campaign in the first quarter in 2011, a strong showing for the first-term incumbent.

The Missouri Democrat's campaign released the numbers on Tuesday. Candidates are required to submit their fundraising reports to the Federal Election Commission by April 15.

McCaskill raised $1.05 million in 2011. Her campaign also reported that she had nearly $1.8 million cash on hand.

Elected in a strong Democratic year in 2006, McCaskill is one of the GOP's top targets in 2012. In recent weeks she's been dogged by a series of revelations about use of a private plane in which she and her husband have part ownership. Several Republicans have shown interest in running against her.