Democrat Fischer Raises $1 million - Plus For U. S. Senate Race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democrat Greg Fischer has raised more than $1 million in contributions in the first 2½ months of his U.S. Senate campaign.

About half of that came from his own bank account, according to his campaign.

Just over three-quarters of the total amount came from instate contributors. His campaign says contributions more than tripled from February to March.

Fischer entered the race in mid-January and raised the contributions between then and the end of March. He is the founder and chairman of an investment firm and CEO of a company that designs and builds sports stadiums. Six other Democrats are in the race.

They are vying for the seat held by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

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