Nunn hauls in $1.6M in Ga. Senate race

Democrat Michelle Nunn has kept up her strong fundraising pace in the Georgia Senate race, raising $1.6 million in the final quarter of 2013.

The haul brings her total to $3.3 million raised since she entered the contest five months ago —another sign she'll be a formidable candidate with plenty of resources against whichever Republican emerges from the bitter GOP primary. Nunn's campaign did not provide the amount of cash she has on hand.

"I'm so grateful for, and honored by, the strong support this start-up enterprise has received since we launched our campaign in July. This campaign is about doing things differently, and the broad and diverse group of people joining our effort proves it," Nunn said in a statement Sunday evening. 

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"Thousands of grassroots supporters, many Georgians who have never supported a candidate before, and a number of Republicans are joining our campaign to replace the political bickering and gridlock in Washington with pragmatism and problem-solving," she continued.

A former charity executive and the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), Nunn has been running as a centrist in her bid to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), and Democrats are bullish about her chances despite the state's strong Republican lean.

Republicans have a crowded primary that includes Reps. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) as well as former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) and businessman David Perdue (R). 

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