Grayson reports nearly $1.7 million in donations

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Associated Press

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 7:36 PM

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Trey Grayson is reporting that he has raised nearly $1.7 million for his U.S. Senate race, slightly less than his chief GOP rival.

Grayson, Kentucky's secretary of state, is seeking the Senate seat now held by the retiring 78-year-old Jim Bunning. Bowling Green physician Rand Paul, who also is running, reported last week that he has received $1.8 million in contributions.

Candidates are required to submit quarterly reports to the Federal Election Commission.

Grayson's latest report shows he has $1.4 million on hand, compared to Paul's $1.3 million. Paul raised $650,000 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. Grayson raised $443,266.

Bunning opted not to seek a third term.

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