WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann raised $1.7 million for her re-election bid over the last three months, she announced Thursday on Twitter.
Her figure is more than four times the amount raised by her DFL opponent, businessman Jim Graves, whose $400,000 figure includes $150,000 of his own money.
Bachmann tweeted that she’d received more than 40,000 contributions during the second quarter, averaging more than $45 a donation. The quarterly haul is easily the largest by a member of the Minnesota congressional delegation so far this cycle.
A Bachmann spokesman said the campaign’s cash-on-hand figure will be released when her Federal Election Commission filing comes out this weekend.
Second quarter fundraising reports for lawmakers and their challengers are starting to roll in, and due to the FEC by Sunday, so look for our traditional round-up of the numbers soon.
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