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Jackie raises over $229,000 in Q2!

July 20, 2011

07/21/11 Republicans running for Indiana’s two open congressional seats were among the most successful fundraisers in the second quarter of the year, according to disclosure reports filed Friday.

The most successful fundraiser among the state’s House candidates was former state Representative Jackie Walorski, who raised $229,202 from April through June in the race for the open 2nd District seat. Walorski last year unsuccessfully challenged Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, who is running for the Senate.

Walorski is the only Republican in the north-central Indiana district who has created a fundraising committee. Democratic lawyer Andrew Straw, Goshen, has raised about $4,300, most of it his own money.

Walorski has been tapped by House Republicans for their recruitment and training program, as she was in 2010. Her donors include House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, whose political action committee gave Walorski $5,000 last month.

The 2nd District had been fairly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, but new boundaries drawn after the 2010 census made it more Republican.