GOP Senate hopeful McFadden reports $600,000 raised; $1.8 million in the bank

Businessman Mike McFadden, perhaps the top contender for the GOP nomination to run against U.S. Sen. Al Franken, reported this week that his campaign raised $600,000 in the first quarter.

The campaign said it has raised $2.85 million since last May and has $1.8 million on hand.

Franken, who is seeking reelection after his narrow recount victory over Norm Coleman six years ago, had earlier reported raising $2.7 million during the first quarter, with $5.9 million in cash on hand.

Among the other candidates seeking the GOP endorsement are Chris Dahlberg of Duluth, a St. Louis County commissioner, state Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka and state Sen. Julianne Ortman of Chanhassen.

McFadden, who is, so far, the best-funded of the Republican candidates, said in a statement:

“Our consistent fundraising progress proves once again that we are the only candidate who will have the funds to defeat Sen. Franken in November.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 04/16/2014 - 06:54 pm.

    That’s a good deal of money

    for a man who hasn’t given a single detail about his plans if and when elected. A cynic might think he wanted to keep his campaign funding options open.

  2. Submitted by Connie Sullivan on 04/17/2014 - 11:34 am.

    All that money, essentially for an empty suit?

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