WASHINGTON — Someone should check that the U.S. Mint didn’t up and move to Stillwater.
Rep. Michele Bachmann pulled in a whopping $1.7 million for her campaign in the second quarter of this year (through June 30). All told, she’s raised more than $4 million this cycle.
“I could not be more appreciative of the 28,000 contributors who have so generously supported my campaign this quarter,” Bachmann said in a statement announcing the haul. “We have a dedicated team committed to ensuring the election of strong, grassroots conservatives this November. With their support we’ll be able to fight back against the Obama-Clark agenda and their special interest allies who have made me a top target for defeat.”
To give the idea of how unprecedented this is, consider that Bachmann was the second-best fundraiser in the House during the first quarter.
Her second quarter more than doubled it.
This news comes just a few hours after Bachmann’s opponent, Tarryl Clark, reported a record-breaking (for a Minnesota House challenger) sum of $910,000 in the second quarter, bringing her total north of $2 million.
Someone is going to make a ton of cash off this race, because the two top candidates are at $6 million raised and counting.
Based on the way they’re raising cash, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Minnesota’s 6th saw a campaign topping $10 or even $12 million before it’s all said and done.