Democrat Michelle Nunn reported raising a hefty $1.6 million in the final fundraising quarter of 2013.
That haul means, in total, the Georgia Democratic Senate candidate has raised $3.3 million in the five months since she announced her candidacy to succeed outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). Nunn’s campaign said that 78 percent of her fourth-quarter donors gave less than $100.
Nunn’s fundraising numbers serve as the latest indicator that the Georgia 2014 Senate race is likely to get very messy. On the Republican side a handful of candidates are duking it out for the nomination including Reps. Paul Broun, Jack Kingston, and Phil Gingrey. There is no clear frontrunner on the right. Nunn is the expected Democratic nominee.
“I’m so grateful for, and honored by, the strong support this start-up enterprise has received since we launched our campaign in July,” Nunn said in a statement. “This campaign is about doing things differently, and the broad and diverse group of people joining our effort proves it. Thousands of grassroots supporters, many Georgians who have never supported a candidate before, and a number of Republicans are joining our campaign to replace the political bickering and gridlock in Washington with pragmatism and problem-solving.”