Senate Democrats kept up their brisk fundraising pace in the second quarter, putting themselves in a strong financial position as they head into 2014.

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Several Democrats facing potentially tough reelection battles have raised more than $1 million in the last three months.

They include Sens. Kay HaganKay Ruthven HaganTillis trails Democratic challenger by 7 points in North Carolina poll North Carolina businessman will challenge Tillis in GOP primary Embattled senators fill coffers ahead of 2020 MORE (D-N.C.) and Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFormer GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Native American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again MORE (D-Minn.), both of whom brought in around $2 million.

Others topping the $1 million mark include Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuCongress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ Lobbying world MORE (D-La.), who brought in $1.7 million, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerLawmakers sound alarm on China's disinformation campaign in Hong Kong Facebook users in lawsuit say company failed to warn them of known risks before 2018 breach New intel chief inherits host of challenges MORE (D-Va.), who raised $1.4 million, Sen. Mark UdallMark Emery UdallPoll: Trump trails three Democrats by 10 points in Colorado The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down MORE (D-Colo.), who raised $1.3 million, and Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel MORE (D-N.H.) who raised $1.2 million.

Democratsic candidates making first-time Senate bids posted big numbers as well. Rep. Bruce BraleyBruce Lowell BraleyOPINION | Tax reform, not Trump-McConnell feuds, will make 2018 a win for GOP Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward Trump: Ernst wanted 'more seasoning' before entertaining VP offer MORE (D-Iowa) brought in $1.25 million while Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) raised $1 million. Both are expected to be their party’s nominees.

Sens. Mark BegichMark Peter BegichAlaska political mess has legislators divided over meeting place Former GOP chairman Royce joins lobbying shop Lobbying world MORE (D-Alaska) and Mark PryorMark Lunsford PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (D-Ark.), two of the GOP’s top targets along with Landrieu and Hagan, have yet to report their fundraising totals.

Campaigns often delay reporting their quarterly fundraising numbers if they’re not very strong, but Begich waited until the last minute in the first three months of 2013, and still raised a respectable $950,000. 

It would be surprising if Pryor matches the $2 million haul he managed last quarter, as that was aided by a $1 million fundraiser with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonDemocratic governors fizzle in presidential race Israel should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona MORE.

The other candidates’ quarters put them in solid financial shape. 

Landrieu now has $4.9 million in the bank, while Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has $3.2 million cash on hand after a strong $1.1 million quarter. 

Franken now has $3 million in the bank — money that will come in handy, as his most likely opponent, businessman Mike McFadden (R), raised $700,000 in the first month of the campaign alone.

Some Republicans posted strong numbers as well. 

But in many states they’re starting off in a big hole against the Democrats they hope to topple.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democratic field narrows with Inslee exit McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster MORE (R-Ky.) leads his party with a $2.2 million quarter and a whopping $9.6 million in the bank, a huge head start against his newly announced opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D).

Iowa’s crowded GOP field has recently developed, and none of the candidates have had a full quarter to fundraise at this point. 

David Young (R), a former chief of staff for Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces White House denies exploring payroll tax cut to offset worsening economy Schumer joins Pelosi in opposition to post-Brexit trade deal that risks Northern Ireland accord MORE (R-Iowa), brought in $150,000 in his first month in the race, while former Iowa U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker (R) raised $100,000 in the first two months of his campaign.

Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who’s considering a run for Montana’s open Senate seat, raised $430,000. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), one of the three congressmen running for the Senate in Georgia, brought in $800,000.