Mark WarnerMark WarnerTrump's pick for intel chief to get hearing next week A guide to the committees: Senate Report: Senate Intel Committee asks agencies to keep records related to Russian probe MORE, already the favorite to replace Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), raised $2.5 million in the first quarter for his race.

Mark Warner had raised $3.85 million before January for the Senate campaign. His likely general election challenger, former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R), raised just $751,322 before this quarter.

Warner, who took advice from MyDD's Jerome Armstrong when he was considering a 2008 presidential run, released a video to thank his supporters for donating to his campaign. Watch it below: