Coons raises $600,000 in 59 days

    Chris Coons has raised more than $600,000 in the 59 days since he launched his U.S. Senate campaign.

    Since launching his U.S. Senate campaign, Chris Coons has raised $650,000 in 59 days.  That averages out to about $11,000 a day.

    The Democratic New Castle County Executive launched his campaign after long-anticipated candidate Beau Biden announced his decision not to run.  Coons campaign for the seat formerly held by Vice President Joe Biden has drawn national attention and likely helped Coons raise cash quickly.

    The Coons campaign says half of the money he’s raised has come from Delaware residents.  Sixty percent of the donations were less than $100, and about 80% came from individuals.

    Coons still trails his likely Republican opponent, Michael Castle.  The long-time Delaware Congressman raised $2.1 million through the end of March.  Castle’s campaign has spent $711,679, which is more than Coons has raised.  Castle has $2.3 million in cash on hand.

    Coons plans to officially kick-off his campaign with a traditional three-county tour on Monday.  He’ll make stops in Rehoboth Beach, in Dover, and in New Castle.

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