Cornyn reports raising $1.48M; has $6.5M in cash

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, accompanied by from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, prior to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn raised nearly $1.5 million in the final quarter of last year and has $6.5 million in cash on-hand.

Cornyn, the Senate minority whip, is seeking a third term in office.

His campaign said Monday it took in $1.48 million between October and December 2013. Cornyn’s $6.5 million war chest is down only slightly from the $6.9 million he had through September.

Cornyn faces a longshot Republican primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman.

Stockman has been dogged by allegations of campaign finance wrongdoing. And his campaign reported having more debt than cash on-hand through September.

Stockman also has maintained an extremely low profile — dropping out of sight much of last month. It turned out he’d been on an official visit to Egypt, Israel and Russia.

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