The campaign of U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Ivy, announced Monday that it had raised more than $660,000 in the second quarter of 2010, surpassing its all-time fundraising record from the previous quarter and bringing its total sum raised to nearly $2.3 million.
The sizable haul leaves Perriello - a freshman Democrat facing a challenge from Republican Robert Hurt and Independent Jeff Clark - with $1.7 million left in his campaign account, as of June 30.
Hurt, a state senator from Chatham, has not yet announced his campaign’s fundraising total for the second quarter.
Clark, a conservative Tea Party member from Danville, also has not announced his fundraising activity.
Campaign finance reports are due to the Federal Election Commission by Thursday.
According to Perriello’s campaign, 62 percent of its contributors in the second quarter were first-time donors and 97 percent were small donations of less than $200. The campaign received contributions from each of the 5th District’s 22 localities.
Perriello does not accept contributions from federal lobbyists or corporate PACs. Other freshmen congressman, Perriello’s campaign said, received an average of $250,000 from federal lobbyists and corporate interests this cycle.