Democrats Katrina Swett and Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand both announced they raised six-figure fund-raising numbers in the first three months of the year as they challenge US Senator John E. Sununu's re-election in 2008.
Swett's campaign announced that she raised $462,000 in the first quarter of the year. After expenses, the campaign has nearly $450,000 cash on hand.
Marchand raised a little over $100,000, his campaign said Monday. The campaign had about 250 donors.
Sununu has not released how much he has raised. Fund-raising reports aren't due at the Federal Elections Commission until April 15.
As a former Congressional nominee, the wife of a former Congressman and the daughter of a current one, Swett has been expected to out fund-raise Marchand.
Meanwhile, the liberal blog Daily Kos was talking up Marchand today.