Heller’s Fundraising Points to Lack of Senate Ambition

Posted July 16, 2009 at 1:54pm

If Rep. Dean Heller is considering a Senate run, it’s not showing in his fundraising.

The Nevada Republican, who has been touted as a possible challenger to Majority Leader Harry Reid, raised $166,000 in the second quarter and $255,000 in the bank — not shabby for a member of Congress with no major challenger at the moment, but certainly not Senate-race-ready.

Compare that to another House member who is expected to mount a Senate run, New York Democrat Carolyn B. Maloney. Maloney tallied $578,000 in receipts and banked $1.7 million as of June 30.