From Michelle Nunn’s Facebook page yesterday:
After tallying the data for the end of the third quarter, I’m proud to report that we not only met but far exceeded our goals. Thanks to our strong grassroots-powered campaign and the investment of more than 6,700 donors, we raised over $ 1.7 million in just ten weeks!
Nunn’s announcement has been covered widely, including by Politico and the Washington Post. The campaign’s haul is about twice the amount that Jack Kingston raised in the 3rd quarter, but it’s worth noting that Kingston has “nearly $2.9 million in the bank,” according to the Washington Post.
Early fundraising success like this would seem to make it less likely that Nunn will face a major challenger in the Democratic primary.
Republicans have some obvious advantages going into next year’s Senate race, but they would be foolish to discount a credible Democratic challenger, especially a woman who is the daughter of one of the most respected politicians in the state. For the coming months, Nunn may be able to build her own support and hoard cash while the Republican candidates battle through a bruising primary.