WASHINGTON (CNN)– Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Thursday that his campaign has raised more than $2 million so far this year for his U.S. Senate bid.
Conway is one of four Democratic candidates and five Republican candidates vying to fill Republican Sen. Jim Bunning's seat when he retires in 2010.
In a statement announcing their numbers, Conway's campaign claimed a two-to-one money advantage over their main Democratic primary opponent - Kentucky Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo - but did not provide a breakdown of how much their campaign raised during the most recent fundraising period.
"Mongiardo still has not raised in nine months what the Conway campaign collected in the first nine weeks," the statement read.
According to Mongiardo's team, their campaign has raised $1.25 million so far and just concluded their "best" quarter, raising $515,000 over the last three months.
"We have outraised Jack Conway prior to this quarter, and we have outraised him in Kentucky," Mongiardo's spokesman Kim Geveden told CNN, claiming the majority of Conway's donors are from out of state.
"Daniel Mongiardo's campaign of Kentuckians, by Kentuckians and for Kentuckians stands in sharp contrast to Jack Conway's campaign for and by the silver spoon crowd in New York and Hollywood," Geveden added in an e-mail. He noted that Conway's announcement is "vague" because it does not provide details of how much the campaign raised in the third quarter.
Conway and Mongiardo are facing off against law student Darlene Fitzgerald Price and businessman Maurice Sweeney in the Democratic primary.
UPDATE: Conway campaign manager Charles Halloran said Conway has raised 80 percent of his money - over $1.5 million - from donors inside Kentucky. Halloran also pointed out that Conway has over $1.6 million on hand compared to Mongiardo's $751,000.