McConnell brings in another $2 million in 2nd quarter, has $9.6 million on hand

07/11/2013 11:19 AM

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell cracked the $15 million mark in fundraising last quarter and has nearly $10 million in the bank as he gears up for next year’s Senate race.

McConnell now has $9.6 million on hand for his re-election campaign after raising $2.2 million in the second quarter, according to numbers provided by the McConnell campaign. The Washington Examiner first reported the latest totals from McConnell on Thursday.

The latest fundraising numbers, which will be included in the report due to the Federal Election Commission on Monday, mean McConnell has raised more than $15.4 million overall for the 2014 election.

McConnell is gearing up to potentially face Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is the early frontrunner to win the Democratic primary. Grimes announced her candidacy on July 1st, the day after the second quarter fundraising deadline.

And already, outside groups from both parties have spent more than $330,000 on ads against McConnell and Grimes.

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