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Mills raises more than $200,000 for race against Nolan

WASHINGTON — Mills, looking to unseat Rep. Rick Nolan in the 8th District, has $306,000 in the bank.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s Republican challenger, Stewart Mills, raised more than $205,000 during the last three months of 2013, his campaign announced on Tuesday.

Mills has more than $306,000 in the bank. Mills, an executive for Mills Fleet Farm, did not make any personal loans to his campaign, a spokesman said.

Nolan has not reported his fourth quarter numbers to the Federal Election Commission yet; the deadline to do so is Friday. During the third quarter (July through September), Mills outraised Nolan by more than $110,000.

Mills had the best fourth quarter among those Minnesota congressional challengers to announce their numbers so far. Democrat Mike Obermueller raised $132,000 in the 2nd District, overshadowed by Rep. John Kline’s $450,000 quarter. Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom, challenging Rep. Collin Peterson, raised $84,000, but he just joined the race in December.

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