Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) both had strong fundraising quarters and are neck and neck in their quest for campaign funds.
Heller raised more than $1 million during the last three months and has $2.3 million cash on hand, while Berkley raised more than $1.2 million and has $2.5 million cash on hand.
Both are large sums this early in the race. Heller raised more than $300,000 in March, the first month of his campaign, and had $1.4 million cash on hand as of April.
The race will likely be an expensive one. Last year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his Republican challenger Sharron Angle combined to spend more than $53 million on their election. Nevada will also likely be presidential election battleground, meaning that campaign advertising will need to be bought in even larger chunks by Heller and Berkley to cut through the clutter of other ads.