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Congressional fundraising: Franken raises and spends a lot, Mills self-funds, Peterson posts a big quarter

WASHINGTON — Second quarter fundraising totals were due to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday.

Sen. Al Franken
Stewart Mills
Rep. Collin Peterson
Rep. Erik Paulsen
  • 1st District Republican Aaron Miller has given himself $120,000, though he’s paid down $80,000 of that. He’ll face off in a primary against Jim Hagedorn, who has lent $5,000 to his campaign;
  • 2nd District Democrat Mike Obermueller gave his campaign $32,500 in 2012, but his campaign account has bled into this cycle as he takes his second shot at Rep. John Kline;
  • Rhonda Sivarajah, challenging GOP-endorsed Tom Emmer in an August primary, has given her campaign $170,000;
  • And Joe Perske, the Democrat in the 6th District, has lent his campaign $4,000.
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