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Bachmann raises $1.7 million for re-election bid

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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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 07/15/2012 - 07:29 am.

    It would be interesting to see

    how much of Bachmann’s money actually came from within Minnesota. Those supporting Bachmann are looking for nothing more than a mouth piece that is willing to say or do anything. By Bachmann’s own admission her only political accomplishment is a light bulb bill. She has zero credibility because she does not speak using facts, only outlandish sensationalism. It is bad news for the public that the spotlight seeking Bachmann is very narcissistic. If Bachmann is your candidate you have set your political acceptance bar way too low.

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