Reports today indicate that David Perdue more than doubled his year-end fundraising haul in the first quarter of 2014.
The businessman turned Senate hopeful reportedly raised $573,573.30 from January-March and entered April with over $700,000 cash on hand – he raised just shy of $250,000 to close out 2013.
The uptick in fundraising has accompanied a steady ascent in the polls, having led three conducted within a week last month. Perdue outraised both Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey in the quarter. Each raised less than $350,000.
Only Rep. Jack Kingston has reported a figure larger, with his being $1.1 million. Former Secretary of State Karen Handel is the only major candidate yet to report a total.