Skip to Content

Support MinnPost

MinnPost logo 2014 Summer Member Drive

Readers like you make MinnPost possible
Become a sustaining member today

Walz challenger Demmer tops $300K in Q2

WASHINGTON — Republican Randy Demmer raised $304,000 in the second quarter, his campaign announced to supporters on Facebook, Twitter and via his website today.

That leaves Demmer, a Republican state representative from Hayfield, with a little more than $271,000 cash-on-hand. The Demmer camp emphasized that 90 percent of their donations came in the second half of the quarter, after the legislative session ended on May 17.

Demmer hopes to unseat 1st District sophomore Tim Walz, who took 62.5 percent of the vote in 2008. The incumbent Democrat hasn't released his second quarter totals yet, but had almost $600,000 cash-on-hand remaining from more than $1 million raised as of the end of March.

CQ Politics and the Cook Political Report rate the race Likely Democrat, while the Rothenberg Political Report has it as a safe seat.

"I am so very thankful for all the people across the First District who contributed to my campaign. Thanks to their generous support, we were able to meet and even exceed our fundraising goals for the quarter," Demmer said in a statement.

"We still have a lot of work to do, but thanks to over 1,000 separate contributors, we are on track and well-positioned heading into the next phase of the campaign."

Get MinnPost's top stories in your inbox