WASHINGTON — State Sen. Tarryl Clark hauled in a whopping $910,000 in the second quarter of this year, passing past the $2 million mark for the campaign so far.
“We’ve built an unprecedented grassroots campaign that now includes over 24,000 individual donors,” Campaign Manager Zach Rodvold said in an e-mail. “They know that Tarryl Clark will stand up for their interests, not the special interests, and they know what’s at stake in this election. That’s why they’ve helped us build a campaign that is positioned to win in November.”
The announcement follows a record-breaking first quarter for any Minnesota challenger, when she hauled in $505,000. The campaign pointed out that no House challenger in Minnesota history has ever reached the million dollar mark by this point in the campaign, yet they’re past two million.
Of course, Bachmann is no fundraising slouch herself, and is expected to top Clark’s fundraising numbers when hers are released.
Bachmann raised more than $800,000 in the first quarter,the second-best haul of any House incumbent nationwide.
If she doesn’t pass $1 million by a comfortable margin this quarter it will be a complete shock, considering she started the quarter off with a Sarah Palin fundraiser that brought in around a half-million dollars.