Sen. Kay Hagan raised $1.6 million in first quarter

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), who is considering one of the most vulnerable incumbents up for reelection in 2014, will announce Wednesday that she raised $1.6 million in the first quarter.

The strong fundraising figure brings Hagan's total cash on hand to $2.7 million, as Republicans continue to sort out who will challenge the first-term senator.

“Sen. Hagan’s strong fundraising quarter shows that she is building the grass-roots momentum from all across North Carolina that elected her in 2008 and that will re-elect her in 2014,” Hagan campaign manager Preston Elliott said in a release that will go out. “These resources will help ensure that Kay’s message and strong record of results for North Carolina’s seniors, students and veterans reach every corner of the state as she continues her work to get the economy back on track and grow jobs.”

Hagan's potential challengers include state Senate President Phil Berger, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, Rep. Renee Ellmers and state Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry."

The news was first reported by Politico.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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