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Congressional fundraising round-up: Emmer has large lead and Kline posts a big quarter

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After announcing his candidacy for Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, Tom Emmer has raised Emmer raised $225,000.
  • Tom Emmer’s big fundraising lead in the 6th District. The former gubernatorial candidate has $200,000 on hand after his first month in the race, and the two other declared GOPers (John Pederson, with $32,000 and Rhonda Sivarajah, with $16,000) don’t come close.
  • A big quarter for Rep. John Kline. The 2nd District Republican congressman raised $483,000 between April and June, his largest fundraising quarter ever. He has a huge cash-on-hand advantage over his DFL challenger.
  • Large numbers in the U.S. Senate race. Sen. Al Franken raised nearly $2 million and has $3 million on hand, and one of his Republican challengers, businessman Mike McFadden, brought in $760,000 in one month.

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Real Change?

The Republicans talk about needing to make changes to their brand. Emmer leading shows the kind of change the Republicans want to make to their party. It turns out to be hollow change. You need to try a wee bit harder. If you can fit in a few moderates, it will be really good for America. On the other hand, if you are intent on driving your party into the ground, keep up the good work.