Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn raised more than $1.7 million between July and September, her Senate campaign said Tuesday, a fast start for the first-time candidate.
Nunn, who announced her campaign July 22, ended the third quarter fundraising period with more than $1.4 million in the bank. Her haul came from more than 6,700 individual donors.
Nunn is head of the Points of Light Foundation and the daughter of former Democratic senator Sam Nunn. Democrats are bullish on her chances in 2014, but Georgia's Republican tilt means she faces an uphill climb.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Rep. Jack Kingston, one of the candidates in the crowded Republican field, raised $800,000 during the third quarter, and ended the period with nearly $2.9 million in the bank.