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GOP candidate Bernie Moreno raises $4M toward Ohio primary bid challenging Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown

Bernie Moreno, a U.S. Senate candidate vying for the Republican nomination to take on three-term incumbent Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown next year, has raised $4 million by the end of the third quarter, according to his campaign, and $3 million of that amount has come out of his own pocket. 

The wealthy Cleveland businessman who’s received praise from former President Donald Trump also announced he has about $5 million in cash on hand. 

His campaign provided those figures in a press release obtained by Fox News Digital Tuesday — ahead of the Oct. 15 disclosure deadline with the Federal Elections Commission.

Moreno, who made headlines earlier this year for suggesting reparations for White descendants of Civil War soldiers at a campaign stop, is one of the first major Senate Republican candidates to reveal his campaign haul for the third quarter, which spans from July 1 to Sept. 30.

Moreno previously said he raised nearly $2.3 million in the second quarter. It’s his second bid for the U.S. Senate after a short-lived primary run in 2022. 

Both Moreno and Dolan have the ability to self-fundraise by dipping into their own fortunes. In the 2022 race, Moreno reported more than $3 million in self-financing, according to Politico.

Moreno’s campaign said Tuesday he has now raised more than five times what his nearest competitor, Dolan, raised from donors in his first two full fundraising quarters. Moreno’s second fundraising quarter also outpaces the amount he raised from donors in the second quarter of his 2022 campaign by nearly $500,000, according to the campaign. 

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to danielle.wallace@fox.com and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 

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