McDaniel filed his first campaign finance report with the Arkansas Secretary of State's office today.
It indicates that the campaign received contributions totaling $1,035,618.66 from 883 individuals or businesses in the quarter that ended September 30th.
More than 90-percent of all donations received by the campaign are from Arkansas individuals or businesses. Also, 62-percent of this quarter's contributors had never contributed to McDaniel's past races for Attorney General. Individual donors outnumbered corporate donors three to one.
"I am humbled by the support I have received from people all across Arkansas as I begin my campaign for governor," McDaniel said. "We are building a campaign that will make our state proud and will be strong enough to fight off the outside special interest groups that we know will try to influence this race. A real campaign structure won't begin to come together until next year, but this first round of contributions will be very helpful as we build a campaign from the ground up."
The report filed today showed $923,118.66 was donated for the Democratic primary and $112,500 for a potential runoff.
"Arkansas needs leadership committed to doing great things and meeting the challenges of a 21st Century economy. That's why I'm running for Governor," McDaniel said. "In the coming months, I will be talking about our future and what we can accomplish by rolling up our sleeves and working together."
The financial report also notes that the McDaniel campaign spent $138,525.44 during the quarter.