Delaware: Urquhart Self-Financing Open-Seat House Bid

Posted April 12, 2010 at 6:28pm

Real estate developer Glen Urquhart (R) announced Monday that he had $512,000 in his campaign account at the end of March after reaching into his personal funds to loan his campaign $500,000.

Urquhart is one of two major GOP candidates seeking the House seat. The other is lawyer Michele Rollins.

Because Rollins announced her candidacy just last week, she doesn’t have to file a first-quarter fundraising report by Thursday’s deadline.

The likely Democratic nominee is former Lt. Gov. John Carney, who is well-funded after campaigning for a year.

Senate Democrats Give $100,000 to Castle Foe

Senate candidate Chris Coons says his campaign has gathered donations from more than half of Senate Democrats.

Coons said that in the first quarter of 2010, his campaign took in $635,000, more than $100,000 of which came from current Senators.

Rep. Mike Castle (R) raised $826,000 for his Senate campaign in the first three months of this year and had $2.3 million in his campaign account as April began, according to the Wilmington News Journal.

Castle is a strong early favorite to win the seat of retiring Sen. Ted Kaufman (D).