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Michelle Nunn to report $3.45M in contributions

By The Associated Press
CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) The campaign of Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn said Tuesday the Democrat has raised about $3.45 million in the last three months, outpacing her two potential GOP opponents. <br /> <br /> Nunn spokesman Nathan Click said more than 75 percent of the campaign's 39,000 donors have given $100 or less. The campaign did not immediately release how much Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, had spent nor how much cash she had to start July. <br /> <br /> Republicans Jack Kingston and David Perdue face a July 22 runoff after a crowded primary. Nunn won her primary easily and has been able to keep a focus on fundraising while her opponents have been burning cash on TV ads. <br /> <br /> The race for Georgia's open Senate seat is among a dozen that have garnered national attention as Republicans seek control of the Senate. Democrats consider the nonprofit CEO as one of their best recruits this year and are hopeful a Nunn win will help them keep a majority in the Senate. <br /> <br /> She has already proven to be a strong fundraiser. Since entering the race a year ago, she has now raised more than $9 million. <br /> <br /> Over the last three months, Kingston raised nearly $2 million while Perdue had just over $2.1 million in contributions, which included $1 million of his money. The two men have spent a combined $11 million so far in the race. <br /> <br /> Perdue, the former CEO of Dollar General, has put $3.15 million of his own money into the race through a combination of loans and personal contributions to keep pace with Kingston. The Savannah congressman has dominated in fundraising and began the race with about $2.3 million already in his congressional campaign account. <br /> <br /> Last week, the Nunn campaign said it would be returning contributions linked to a political operative convicted in a 1995 bribery case who recently co-hosted a fundraiser for her. The campaign said it was unaware of the man's criminal history. <br /> <br /> It was not known how much the man donated or raised for Nunn. The amount of contributions received during last week's event in Washington, D.C., was not disclosed. <br /> <br /> Also on the ballot in November is Libertarian Amanda Swafford, a former councilwoman from Flowery Branch. <br />
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