In what the Ro Khanna campaign is calling a first, the candidate challenging Rep Mike Honda (D-CA) in Silicon Valley raised more than $1 million dollars in the last quarter, reports the Mercury News.
The campaign says its the most money ever raised by a challenger out of the gate for a House campaign without self funding.
This follows the record $1.2 million Khanna raised in 2011 for a campaign he never filed for-a challenge of Rep Pete Stark (D-CA).
Khanna decided not to run shortly after Stark announced he was not retiring.
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur now has $1.7 million in his campaign chest, according to his spokesman.
The Khanna -Honda contest will be one of the most closely watched in the nation in 2014.
Among Khanna’s biggest donors are Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer.
Honda has yet to release his fundraising totals for the second quarter, but yesterday announced he had gained the endorsements of 100 local leaders in his district. Earlier he had announced the endorsements of President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.