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Franken, McFadden announce second-quarter fundraising numbers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden both had their best fundraising quarters of the cycle between April and June, the campaigns announced Thursday.

Franken raised $3.3 million, the campaign said, and he has more than $5 million on hand. His banked total is actually less than what he reported in April, meaning he spent more than he brought in last quarter (specific numbers weren’t immediately available). His campaign cites spending on television ads and its field organization.

McFadden raised $1.1 million, his campaign said, and he has $2 million in the bank. It was McFadden’s first $1 million-plus quarter. He won the GOP’s endorsement in the race at the end of May, and he faces an August primary against state Rep. Jim Abeler.

MinnPost’s campaign finance dashboard is here, and we’ll update it as fundraising numbers roll in. The Federal Elections Commission deadline for fundraising reports is next Tuesday.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 07/10/2014 - 09:58 pm.

    It’s curious

    that Ellison has raised over a million dollars, has already spent over $960,000, yet he’s running unopposed. Hmmm.

  2. Submitted by Wesley Volkenant on 07/10/2014 - 11:33 pm.

    Unopposed Ye Say?

    From the Secretary of State’s site:

    U.S. Representative District 5

    LEE BAUER Independence

    DOUG DAGGETT Republican

    KEITH ELLISON Democratic-Farmer-Labor

    Now, whether this is as good as running unopposed, I can’t say, but… as usual Mr. Tester is misled.

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