U.S. Sen. McConnell raises $3.1 million in 2nd Quarter, has $9.8 million cash-on-hand

07/15/2014 02:20 PM

Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell brought in $3.1 million in the second quarter of 2014, according to fundraising numbers announced by his campaign Tuesday.

The more than $3 million raised by McConnell puts his total at just under one million dollars less than Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes who brought in $4 million in the quarter.

The new numbers bring McConnell’s fundraising totals for the election cycle to $25 million. And of that, the McConnell campaign still has $9.8 million cash-on-hand compared to $6.2 million for the Grimes campaign.

The McConnell campaign boasted in the release that the $25 million McConnell has raised in the cycle is a fundraising record.

“Sen. McConnell has broken a Kentucky fundraising record and is well positioned to take a substantial cash advantage and a lead in the polls into this November’s election. The unprecedented support from throughout the Commonwealth and around the country for Sen. McConnell’s strong leadership is increasing every quarter,” McConnell campaign spokeswoman Allison Moore said in a statement.

The new numbers top McConnell’s total from the first months of the year where he brought in $2.4 million. Grimes raised $2.7 million in the first quarter .

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