Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), is running for retiring Sen. Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissGOP hopefuls crowd Georgia special race Democrats go for broke in race for Tom Price's seat Spicer: Trump will 'help the team' if needed in Georgia special election MORE's (R-Ga.) seat, and may be the Democrat with the best chance to pick up a Republican-held Senate seat this election cycle.
The fast fundraising start is no shock — she's been highly touted by national Democrats and has the support of EMILY's List, a group with a strong donor list that backs pro-abortion rights Democratic women. Nunn did not say how much cash on hand she has.
It will be difficult for any Democrat to win in conservative-leaning Georgia. But Democrats are hopeful the GOP will nominate a flawed candidate from its crowded primary field. Rep. Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (R-Ga.), whose Tea Party-fueled candidacy has many Republicans nervous, won the endorsement of the national conservative group Citizens United on Tuesday.
But Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), a candidate better liked by the GOP establishment, continued his strong fundraising with an $800,000 quarter. Kingston now has $2.9 million cash on hand.