Candidates for U.S. House and Senate have to update their FEC reports two weeks before a primary election in their state, which for the Minnesota candidates means by midnight tonight.
They’ve mostly appeared on the FEC website by now, but one big one is still missing: The figure for how much Michele Bachmann netted from the recent visit of the fund-raiser-in-chief. Hope to have it soon.
The reports cover new contributions received between July 1 and Aug. 23. With no further ado, the numbers:
Amy Klobuchar: $979,983.
Mark Kennedy: $825,000 (round number contained in a Kennedy press release. The official number hasn’t hit the FEC yet.)
Kennedy has still outraised Klobuchar in the campaign to date, by $7.6 million to $6.6 million.
House, 6th District:
DFLer Patty Wetterling: raised $504,952 during the reporting period; $1,345,251 campaign to date; has $800,450 cash on hand.
Republican Michele Bachmann: raised $419,241 during the period; $1,159,847 to date; $666,257 on hand.
But here’s the issue with those numbers. The proceeds from the Bush-Bachmann event, which Bachmann has said exceeded $500,000, are not included. They are in a special joint account that will be divided between Bachmann and the Minnesota GOP. They will almost certainly give Bachmann a higher total take during the brief period, and quite likely put her in the lead in funds raised to date and cash on hand.
House, 5th District DFL:
———————–Raised this period/total raised to date/on hand:
Ember Reichgott Junge: $184,171/$417,453/$102,863.
Keith Ellison: —————- $150,594/$317,842/$74,075
Mike Erlandson: ———– $143,665/$314,678/$78,670
Paul Ostrow: Hadn’t filed as of this writing.
Indep. Partyite Tammy Lee $29,913/80,662/$34,040.
Republican Alan Fine —–$75,448/$154,377/$113,607
The Fine campaign proudly notes that he has the most cash-on-hand.