Murphy raises $925,000 in 2nd quarter

Rep. Chris Murphy raised more than $900,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign in the 2nd fundraising quarter.

A news release from his campaign this morning said he raised $925,000 in the 2nd Quarter, bringing his total so far this year to more $2 million. The campaign ended the 2nd quarter with more than $1.6 million in the bank.

Murphy, who currently represents the 5th District, said 82% of his individual donors were from Connecticut, and most of them gave $250 or less.

Murphy faces a three-way primary for the Democratic nomination, with state Rep. William Tong and former Secretary of the State, Susan Bysiewicz, also vying for the open seat. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is retiring.

Tong raised about $550,000, according to his campaign. Bysiewicz’s campaign has not released their fundraising figures for this quarter yet. They will have to formally file campaign reports to the Federal Election Commission next week.