Charles Schollenberger for U.S. Senate announced first quarter total receipts for its campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Thursday.

Campaign Treasurer Theresa Hohl announced total receipts of $101,657.01 collected during the period between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2010. The figures are included in a campaign report mailed today to the Secretary of the Senate in Washington, D.C.

“We are pleased to report a significant improvement in our campaign treasury during this period,” Hohl said. “We still have a long way to go, but we feel this is a significant start to our fundraising efforts.”

“We urge progressive Kansans of all parties to support our campaign by visiting and contributing online,” said Hohl. “Our Republican opponents are threatening to set the clock back by repealing the recently passed national health insurance program. Charles Schollenberger will vote to defend this program and will support other badly needed reform measures.”

Schollenberger, 58, of Prairie Village, declared his candidacy last October 8 after touring Kansas for almost six months in an exploratory campaign. He is a professional journalist, teacher, and communications executive and is the only declared Democrat actively campaigning for the office.

Schollenberger would be facing the winner of the Republican U.S. Senate primary on August 3rd in Kansas - either Todd Tiahrt or Jerry Moran – in the November 2nd general election.