Politics

Texas: Cornyn Raised $1.85M in First Quarter

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Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, raised $1.85 million in the first quarter — a handsome sum for the senator up for re-election in 2014.

Cornyn will report having $4.2 million in cash on hand, according to figures provided exclusively to CQ Roll Call from a source close to the senator.

There's been some minimal chatter from local Republicans that Cornyn could get a primary challenge next year, a situation Democrats would relish. But no well-known Republican has emerged yet, or even publicly discussed challenging Cornyn.