ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Democrat and Republican nominees for U.S. Senate in Ohio together have raised almost $14 million in their bids to win election this year, their recent Federal Election Commission filings indicate.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, reports total receipts of $8,132,882 this election cycle. Of this, $1,917,138 has come from "unitemized individual contributions" - donations of less than $200 in which the donor's name does not have to be reported.
His Republican challenger is Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, an Iraq War veteran serving his first term in statewide office. Mandel has raised $5,814,498, with $381,830 coming in the form of unitemized individual contributions.
In West Virginia, meanwhile, Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, lists receipts of $2,951,277; and Republican John Raese, $161,670.
Brown lists current campaign cash on hand as of March 31 at $6,273,316.
In addition to the $1,917,138 in small contributions, Brown raised $4,433,835 in larger individual contributions in which donors names are recorded.
He reports $1,274,541 coming from political action committees. The largest contributors to Brown included lawyers/ law firms at $1,275,788; retired people, $660,790; health professionals, $445,055; real estate, $329,704; lobbyists, $321,825; leadership PACs, $251,975; and educators, $249,540.
Brown's expenditures totaled $3,379,775.
Mandel reports $4,331,189 in his campaign coffers.
Larger individual contributions to his campaign were $4,154,591, and he received $328,551 from PACS.
Groups contributing the most to Mandel were retirees at $401,750; securities and investment, $316,990; lawyers/law firms, $315,715; real estate, $305,916; and miscellaneous manufacturing and distributing, $243,600.
Mandel has spent $1,483,309 so far in this election.
Manchin lists his campaign cash on hand at $2,729,515.
He raised $1,629,494 in larger individual contributions, and $15,465 in smaller unitemized donations.
PACS contributed $1,282,082 to Manchin, but a breakdown of industries giving the most was not yet available for West Virginia races last week. His last report, filed in late 2011, showed lawyers/law firms, mining, Leadership PACs and electric utility companies as those contributing the most.
His expenditures are reported at $599,068,
Raese reports his cash available at $118,831.
He raised $89,357 through larger individual contributions, and another $5,390 in unitemized individual contributions.
Raese lists $10,000 in donations from PACS, and he had contributed an additional $9,000 to his campaign.
Raese lists total disbursements of $50,271 during his campaign.
Candidates for federal office had to submit their campaign finance reports to the FEC by April 13.