Grayson reports $2.4 million in contributions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Trey Grayson has released fundraising figures showing that he has banked more than $2.4 million since entering the race.

Grayson, a candidate for U.S. Senate, sent a letter to supporters Thursday saying he had raised $733,912 between January and April. He said the contributions show that his message of "fixing Washington" with commonsense, conservative reforms is resonating with Kentuckians.

The campaign reported it still has $1.1 million on hand. Grayson faces four other candidates in the Republican primary, including Bowling Green physician Rand Paul, the son of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas.

The winner will likely face a well-funded Democrat in the general election. Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo and Attorney General Jack Conway are among the five Democrats in the race.

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