(CNN) – Republican George Allen of Virginia has raised $1.4 million since the beginning of the year for his U.S. Senate bid, his campaign announced Tuesday.
In terms of fundraising, the latest numbers put him behind the likely Democratic nominee, Tim Kaine, who reported bringing in far more during the first quarter with $2.2 million.
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The race has gained national traction as a contest between two high-profile candidates with hefty war chests. Allen is a former governor of the state, as well as a former senator, while Kaine was also a governor and served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee prior to launching his Senate campaign.
In his first quarter reports Tuesday, Allen announced having $2.7 million cash on hand, compared to Kaine's $4.4 million.
Allen's numbers mark mild gains over the campaign's fundraising figures for the last quarter, in which the candidate took in $1.1 million and finished the year with $2 million in the bank.
"The generosity we have seen from people in every region of Virginia is truly heartening," Allen said in a statement. "Together we will bring the voices and values of the people of Virginia to Washington."
Both candidates are vying for the seat soon to be vacated by Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, who's not running for a second term. Allen was ousted by Webb in a heated 2006 election.
– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.
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How hard is it to paint Allen as being no different from the current governer, the intrusive one?
George mccacca allen. Another racist gopt. Obama / biden 2012 the only way foward
Sen. Macaca can give it up already. I'm certainly not voting for him nor are any of my Native American friends. I have yet to see you in Hampton Roads George.
That a racist like Allen is even running again tells us all we need to know about the morally and intellectually bankrupt GOBP cult.
No problem.... Kaine is the Democrat incompetent that lead the Democrats to a record defeat in the 2010 elections. I'm sure he still has one more defeat left in him!
Allen is a bigot and a buffoon. His time has passed. He will never be a US senator again.
Great send another rich, corrupt, snake oil salesman to congress, just what this country needs. He can go back and finish off what's left of the middle class, and now that my 401K has recovered from Bush (again) they'll be back to knock it down again.
GOP's going down in November.
So all the "spending" will lead him to the trash with cash this time, not an elected VA rep.