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Franken, McFadden announce second-quarter fundraising numbers

WASHINGTON – Franken raised $3.3 million between April and June and McFadden raised $1.1 million.

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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