Minnesota's two leading U.S. Senate candidates continued their furious fundraising pace this spring, as Republican Norm Coleman and DFLer Al Franken each raised more than $2 million in what has become one of the nation's most expensive races.

According to figures released today, Coleman's campaign raised $2.35 million from April through June. Franken's campaign was close behind, collecting $2.26 million in the same period.

Coleman continues to be ahead of Franken in the amount of cash on hand. Coleman has $7.2 million, while Franken has a bit more than $4 million at his command.

Since 2007, Franken has raised $11 million overall for the campaign. As of March, Coleman had raised a total of $12.4 million.