HELENA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is reporting raising another $1.2 million in trying to fend off a high-profile challenge from U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg.
Both sides are expected to continue raising big money as both parties target a race that could help determine control of the Senate.
Tester reported Tuesday that he raised $1.2 million in the second quarter, bringing his total this cycle to almost $4 million. He holds about $2.3 million in cash on hand.
Rehberg's report for the quarter was not yet available. It will be his first full quarter of raising money since he entered the race early in the year.
In addition, third-party groups have been seen spending heavily in a race that is drawing a lot of attention 16 months before Election Day.