The campaign of Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is set to announce raising $2.6 million during the most recent six-month filing period.

The figure eclipses the $2.1 million Schneiderman raised in the prior fundraising cycle.

Schneiderman’s campaign has $6.9 million in cash on hand, not counting a previously purchased $1 million TV advertising effort in the fall in the state’s five major media markets.

Schneiderman, first elected in 2010 to succeed Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the attorney general’s office, is running for a second term. He enters the fall with a fundraising advantage.

His Republican opponent, John Cahill, reported having raised more than $1 million, and spent about $94,000 since announcing his campaign in May.

“We’re thrilled that Attorney General Schneiderman’s broad coalition of supporters has once again helped him achieve his fundraising goal,” said Schneiderman campaign spokesman Peter Ajemian. “Whether it’s going after corrupt politicians, prosecuting companies that gouged Sandy victims or taking on the big banks that led us into recession, Eric has worked tirelessly to ensure the rich and powerful play by the same rules as everyone else. It’s clear that New Yorkers recognize Eric is taking on big fights and they want him to be their advocate for another four years.”