Grimes tops McConnell in Ky. fundraising

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) has posted a huge fundraising quarter, bringing in more than $4 million in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellRyan seeks to put stamp on GOP in Trump era Trump and Ryan to speak by phone Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE (R-Ky.) during the past three months.

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Grimes, who's running competitively against McConnell in the Republican-leaning state, has raised $11.6 million since she launched her campaign and has $6.2 million in the bank as of the end of June.

McConnell hauled in $3.1 million during the same period, he announced Tuesday afternoon, and has $9.8 million in the bank, having raised $25 million overall this campaign cycle.

Grimes is the latest Senate Democrat to reveal a huge fundraising haul. Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn brought in $3.5 million during the same period, while Sen. Kay HaganKay Hagan10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 Senate Republicans are feeling the 'Trump effect' Washington's lobby firms riding high MORE (D-N.C.) raised $3.6 million. 

—This post was updated at 3:40 p.m.

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