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Unique: Republican campaign of Army veteran Sam Brown says first-time candidate fundraising figures show he is “a force to be reckoned with” in the GOP Senate primary in Nevada, a key battleground state in the 2022 midterm elections.

According to campaign cash numbers first shared with Granthshala News on Friday, Brown raised more than $1 million from its campaign launch in mid-July to the end of September, marking the end of the third quarter of fundraising. Is.

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The GOP needs a net gain of just one seat to secure a Senate majority in the midterm next year. While Republicans are playing the defense—they’re defending 20 of the 34 seats up for grabs—they see opportunities to turn blue seats red in the swing states of Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire and Nevada, where Democratic Sen. Katherine Cortez Masto is running for re-election.

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A newcomer to politics, Brown is a retired army captain. He is a Purple Heart recipient who suffered severe injuries from an IED blast during a 2008 deployment to Afghanistan, which left his face severely burned.

“This finance report makes it clear that all Nevada Republicans have a real choice to take on the harsh left policies of Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto,” the Brown campaign said in a statement to Granthshala News. “Every Nevada county represented by Nevadan has only donated to Sam Brown’s campaign in the first 90 days. This grassroots campaign has received donations from all fifty states as well as U.S. military personnel serving overseas, and our The average donation is less than $75.”

The campaign also showed that it has exceeded 12,000 donors and the fundraising report “leaves no doubt that Sam Brown’s campaign is a force in the primary and in the general election.”

Brown called the cash figures of his campaign an “early milestone” and highlighted that “this fledgling grassroots campaign has become the leader of a national movement to restore power – to the people.”

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And he highlighted that “I don’t come from money or power. I come from a career of service and sacrifice. I come from small town America. I come from a middle class who puts duty to the country first.” believes in keeping and abiding by our permanent constitution.”

Brown’s fundraising will raise eyebrows in a GOP primary race where former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxault He made headlines when he announced his candidacy for the Senate in mid-August. The name of Laxalt, an Iraq War veteran and grandson of the late Governor and Senator Paul Laxault of Nevada, is highly recognized.

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While Brown is a supporter of former President Trump, Laxalt—who is a Trump ally—has been endorsed by the former president, who is very popular and influential among Republicans in the Silver State and across the country. And sources close to longtime Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell told Granthshala News it’s likely that Laxalt’s endorsement by Kentucky Republicans could take place later this year.

Business owners Sharelle Mendenhall and Bill Hockstadler, a health care executive and Air Force veteran, are also running for the Republican Senate nomination.

The winner of next year’s GOP primary will face a challenge trying to oust Cortez Masto in the general election. The senator, who chaired the re-election wing of the Senate Democrats in the last cycle when the party won a majority of the chamber, has built a formidable war chest.

Cortez Masto, the former Nevada attorney general, retired longtime Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid after defeating Republican Joe Heck by two and a half points in the 2016 election. She made history as the first Latina elected to the Senate.