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Fundraising roundup: David Perdue gives big to Georgia Senate campaign

Third-quarter fundraising numbers have continued pouring in this week, with House and Senate candidates revealing what their campaign coffers look like about a year out from the midterm elections. And a governor facing a competitive reelection announced her third quarter number, too.

Here's what caught our attention today:

* Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue (R) raised $1.8 million for his Georgia Senate campaign, including a $500,000 donation from himself and another $500,000 he loaned his campaign. Perdue, who has about $1.3 million cash on hand, is competing in a crowded GOP primary.

* South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) raised $950,000 and has nearly $3.2 million in the bank. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D) put up an impressive number during the previous quarter, but he has his work cut out for him catching Haley in the long run, given her cash stockpile.

* Businessman Mike McFadden (R), who is challenging Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), raised $700,000 and has more than $1.2 million in the bank. Franken is not considered to be among the most vulnerable senators up for reelection in 2014. The Fix did not list him on its most recent rundown of the top 10 races.

* Democratic National Committeewoman Erin Bilbray raised $253,000 and has $185,000 in the bank for her campaign against Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.).

Here are some of the totals from the past couple of days that also caught our eye:

* Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.) raised a healthy $1.8 million and has $6.9 million in the bank. Eager to avoid a tough primary challenge, Cornyn has already hit the airwaves with an ad that seeks to shore up his right flank.

* Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) raised more than $437,000 and has $600,000 in the bank. We reported Tuesday that Simpson's Club For Growth-backed primary opponent raised $275,000.

* Former Obama administration official Ro Khanna (D) raised $504,000 and has an impressive $1.9 million in the bank. He once again outraised Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.). who brought more than $385,000.

* Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), who is vulnerable to a GOP challenge, raised $189,000. He has $524,000 in the bank.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.



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