Cornyn raises $2.3M, tops Senate candidates

Cornyn now has $5.9 million in the bank. The sum will help him ward off any primary challengers in the state, though none have emerged at this point.

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It's unusual for senators not likely to face tough elections to raise such large sums, but Texas is a huge source of campaign donations and Cornyn is well-connected to the GOP's donor base after a two-term stint as head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Cornyn edges Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who raised $2.2 million for the quarter. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) both raised around $2 million. The fundraising quarter ended June 30, and reports are due Monday.