Eighth District DFL congressional candidate Rick Nolan had a better fundraising quarter than his opponent, U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, but Cravaack has a huge cash-on-hand edge with less than four weeks to election day.
Nolan raised $484,663 between July and September, to Cravaack’s $471,183, according to the two campaigns. The DFL primary was on August 14, so the last six weeks of the quarter were the first in which there was only one candidate for Democratic donors to rally around.
Cravaack, however, has $1.1 million in the bank, as of Sept. 30, to Nolan’s $464,800.
A poll of 8th District voters this week showed a dead heat between the two, and a slew of outside groups have spent more than $4 million to advertise there, making the race not just the tightest and most expensive in Minnesota, but one of the hottest House races in the country.
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