Campaign says Sen. Susan Collins has outraised her 2014 reelection bid

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Republican Sen. Susan Collins's campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019.

Susan Collins, United States Senator from Maine, Photo Date: Undated / Photo: US Senate / (MGN)

That's far ahead of the over $1 million that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon says she brought in between June 24 and June 30.

Collins easily won reelection in 2014 and her campaign Monday says she has $5.4 million cash-on-hand. Finance director Amy Abbott says Collins has raised $6.45 million this election cycle, which outstrips her fundraising for her 2014 reelection.

Democrat Betsy Sweet also is in the race.

Collins' eventual challenger will be able to tap into a $4 million fund created after Collins voted to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court selection Brett Kavanaugh last year.

Abbott says Collins expects to be outspent by "far left- special interest groups."