Politics
12:17 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Senate Candidate Grimes Raises $2.7 Million in First Quarter

Alison Lundergan Grimes
Alison Lundergan Grimes

Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Mitch McConnell in the past three months, but the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate still trails the Senate Republican leader by a 2-to-1 margin in available funds.

Grimes' campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said the campaign raised $2.7 million in the first quarter of 2014. McConnell's campaign reported Tuesday it raised $2.4 million in the first quarter.

McConnell has $10.4 million available to spend while Grimes has nearly $5 million available. Overall, McConnell has raised more than $22 million in his bid to win a sixth term in the Senate while Grimes -- who started raising money last year -- has raised $7.3 million.

Republican primary challenger Matt Bevin's campaign says it raised $1.1 million in the first quarter but did not say how much is available to spend.