Clinton Barely Outraises Lazio in 2Q (posted July 1, 2000)

Despite entering the New York Senate race halfway through the second quarter and not being well-known nationally, Republican candidate Rick Lazio raised $4.5 million, almost as much as the $5.1 million raised by First Lady Hillary Clinton during the same time period. The report provides further evidence that Lazio will be a tough challenger. His early fundraising success demonstrates that he will have sufficient cash to take his message to the general public.