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Reid raises $3.25 million in last three months

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid raised more than $3.25 million over April, May and June, according to his campaign, and has $7.33 million on hand in his campaign account.

In the campaign finance filing due to the Federal Election Commission Wednesday, the Nevada Democrat will report having raised a total of $11 million for his 2010 re-election, the campaign announced in a news release today.

"Our campaign is strong and getting stronger by the day," Reid said in the release. "The financial support we have already received will enable us to run a campaign that communicates with Nevadans in every corner of the state."

Reid has said he expects to raise a total of $25 million for this campaign. Though he is campaigning hard to win a fifth term in the Senate, he does not yet have a major Republican opponent. The huge fundraising totals may be helping to scare potential challengers out of the water, observers say.

"These numbers demonstrate the momentum Sen. Reid is gaining for his re-election," Reid campaign manager Brandon Hall said in the news release. "Sen. Reid fights for Nevadans every day by working to pass legislation that creates jobs, keeps people in their homes and will make the Silver State the leader in clean energy. We will continue to build an aggressive campaign to ensure Sen. Reid can continue fighting for his home state."

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