Michelle Nunn, the presumptive Democratic nominee for an open Senate seat in Georgia, has raised $2.4 million in the first quarter of 2014. The Associated Press reports:
A spokesman for Democrat Michelle Nunn says she'll report about $2.4 million in contributions, her strongest fundraising quarter to date in her bid for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.
Seven Republicans and four Democrats are competing in the May 20 primary. The race is being closely watched this year as Republicans seek a majority in the Senate.
A Nunn spokesman says 20,000 donors have contributed to the campaign in eight months. Rep. Jack Kingston has been leading the GOP field in fundraising. He is expected to report about $1.1 million in contributions, with about $2.1 million in the bank.
Nunn is running for the seat currently held by retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss, and the race is considered a long-shot pickup for Democrats in an otherwise dismal year. The daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, she is campaigning as a moderate, business-friendly Democrat.
Joining Kingston in the crowded GOP primary are businessman David Perdue, former secretary of state Karen Handel, and fellow congressmen Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey. The primary will be held on May 20.