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Congressional fundraising reports start trickling in

The reports are due to the Federal Election Commission by Sunday.

Minnesota’s members of Congress and their challengers are slowly starting to file fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission ahead of Sunday’s deadline.

Five of the state’s eight U.S. House members have reported their fundraising figures:

  • In the 2nd District, Republican Rep. John Kline raised more than $255,000 between January and March and he has more than $1 million on hand. Three DFLers have announced their intention to challenge Kline, though all did so during April and will not announce fundraising numbers this weekend.
  • Democrat Betty McCollum raised nearly $123,500 and has more than $222,000 in the bank. McCollum represents the Democratic stronghold of St. Paul.
  • Republican Michele Bachmann raised $550,000 during February and March. Her re-election campaign has $650,000 on hand. Three Democrats have announced challenges to Bachmann. One of them, Jim Graves, loaned his campaign $100,000 to get it off the ground, according to his FEC report.
  • Bachmann’s presidential campaign, meanwhile, raised $25,500 between the end of January and March. She has $250,000 on hand but is still more than $1 million in debt, according to her FEC filing.
  • 7th District Democrat Collin Peterson raised $116,000 during the first quarter. He has $752,000 on hand. His challenger is Republican Lee Byberg.
  • GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack raised $246,000 and has $629,000 on hand, according to his campaign. Cravaack has raised more than $1 million for the cycle. Cravaack’s $246,000 haul is his biggest yet, but less than the $321,000 DFL candidate Tarryl Clark raised. She has $418,000 on hand. Two other DFL candidates, Rick Nolan and Jeff Anderson, have yet to file their reports.  

On the Senate side, Democrat Amy Klobuchar raised $1 million and has nearly $5.2 million on hand, according to her campaign. Only one of her three would-be Republican challengers has announced his fundraising total: Pete Hegseth raised $160,000 during the month of March.

We’ll update this as more reports come in.