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Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, faces reelection in November.

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, faces reelection in November.

DENVER — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall had his biggest fundraising quarter to date, bringing in more than $2 million between January and March.

Udall, a Democrat facing a strong challenge from Republican Congressman Cory Gardner, raised $2,068,205.47 in the year’s first fundraising quarter.

That brings his total cash on hand to $5,904,534.45 in what’s become a top-ten race that could determine control of the Senate.

“Coloradans are rallying behind Mark Udall because they see him fighting every day to protect our special way of life,” said Udall’s campaign manager Adam Dunstone in a statement.

“Mark is grateful for the thousands of supporters who are helping us fight back against the billionaire Koch brothers and out-of-state special interests.”

Gardner, R-Yuma, has yet to release his first quarter total.

He just entered the race in late Feburary and had $800,000 in his campaign account at the beginning of the year that could be used to fund his bid to unseat.