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Congressional fundraising round-up: Emmer has large lead and Kline posts a big quarter

WASHINGTON — House and Senate candidates raised about $4 million total between April and June. 

After announcing his candidacy for Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, Tom Emmer has raised Emmer raised $225,000.
MinnPost photo by Brian Halliday
  • Tom Emmer’s big fundraising lead in the 6th District. The former gubernatorial candidate has $200,000 on hand after his first month in the race, and the two other declared GOPers (John Pederson, with $32,000 and Rhonda Sivarajah, with $16,000) don’t come close.
  • A big quarter for Rep. John Kline. The 2nd District Republican congressman raised $483,000 between April and June, his largest fundraising quarter ever. He has a huge cash-on-hand advantage over his DFL challenger.
  • Large numbers in the U.S. Senate race. Sen. Al Franken raised nearly $2 million and has $3 million on hand, and one of his Republican challengers, businessman Mike McFadden, brought in $760,000 in one month.
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