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Bivens announces $325,000 fundraising haul

Don Bivens (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Attorney and former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens announced that his U.S. Senate campaign raised a whopping $325,000 in its first six weeks.

“We are thrilled by the strong support we have received since announcing our campaign,” Bivens said in a press release Thursday. “Hundreds of Arizonans have rallied behind our campaign to end the gridlock in Washington and finally get someone fighting for us again.”

Bivens made the announcement on the same day that former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell endorsed the former chairman and emailed a fundraising letter on his behalf. “To get America back on track, restore and strengthen the opportunity that has made our country great, we need leaders who will focus on tackling complex problems, not extremist policies that weaken our future. That’s Don. And that’s why I’m excited to be standing with him in this campaign,” Mitchell said.

Bivens is the only Democrat to formally enter the race for retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl’s seat. Tucson defense contractor David Crowe opened an exploratory committee for the seat, and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona is considering a run as well.

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