Good news, and good news on PA-SEN race.

The good news: Pat Toomey’s (R Cand, PA) campaign (donate here) is reporting that he raised 1.6 million dollars in the second quarter of 2009.

Mr. Toomey’s strong first campaign quarter fundraising compares favorably with those of successful U.S. Senate challengers in the last election. In fact, he has raised more than every successful 2008 challenger. In his first quarter as a Senate candidate, Mr. Toomey has raised more than candidates Al Franken (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kay Hagen (D-NC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Mark Begich (D-AK), all of whom went on to defeat incumbent U.S. senators

The other good news: Joe Sestak’s (D Cand, PA) primary campaign against Arlen Specter (Arlen Specter, PA) is being reasonably well funded.

Sestak raised $1 million-plus in the spring

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak plans to report this week that he raised a little more than $1 million in the second quarter this year, giving him $4.2 million in the bank for an expected Democratic primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter, campaign officials said yesterday.

“We believe this means we will have more cash on hand than any Senate challenger,” said Joe Langdon, spokesman for Sestak’s campaign committee. “As you know, this was achieved without the institutional support of the Democratic establishment.”

Have a nice, long, ruthless primary season there, Democrats.  Oh, and Joe?  If you run out of things to toss at Arlen, don’t hesitate to give the VRWC a call for new material.  We have a list.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.