BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, in fundraising for next year's Senate race.

Information released by the campaigns indicates Landrieu raised nearly twice as much as Cassidy in the fundraising period from July through Sept. 30. The reports were due Tuesday to the Federal Election Commission.

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U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy

Landrieu's campaign said the three-term Democratic senator from New Orleans raised nearly $1.4 million in the quarter and has about $5.8 million in her campaign account.

Cassidy's campaign said the Republican congressman from Baton Rouge brought in nearly $700,000 during the same period and has more than $3.4 million in the bank.

The election is set for November 2014.

Landrieu's campaign said the senator has nearly $2.5 million more than she had in her campaign coffers at the same point in her last re-election cycle.

Cassidy announced his candidacy in April, but he's run into concerns from some Republicans that he's not a strong enough opponent to challenge Landrieu.

Also running for the Senate seat is GOP candidate Rob Maness, a retired Air Force colonel and tea party supporter from Madisonville whose latest fundraising figures weren't immediately available Tuesday. He's been running far behind in drumming up contributions.

State Rep. Alan Seabaugh, a Republican from Shreveport, is considering entering the race.

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