Senate GOP leader adds $2.3M to campaign account

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Associated Press

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 12 at 1:04 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has banked nearly $2.3 million since July, pushing his overall fundraising total to $17.7 million for the election cycle.

Campaign manager Jesse Benton said Friday the numbers reflect the Kentucky senator's strongest quarter to date for fundraising.

McConnell is facing challenges from Democratic front-runner Alison Lundergan Grimes. He also has a primary opponent, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin. They haven't yet released their fundraising totals.

McConnell's campaign said that he received contributions from about 6,000 donors.

McConnell is seeking re-election next year to a sixth term.

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