Contested congressional races bring national focus, millions in spending

Minnesota is home to more close congressional races than any state outside California, according to political experts, making the state a prime target for campaign fundraising and spending as Election Day draws near.

Figures below reflect reports filed between Jan. 1, 2017 and Oct. 26, 2018.

Money raised

Oct, 26, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent

District 1
Total raised
Daniel Feehan $3,594,535
Jim Hagedorn $1,386,061

District 2
Total raised
Angie Craig $4,694,444
Jason Lewis (i) $2,702,169

District 3
Total raised
Erik Paulsen (i) $5,420,447
Dean Phillips $5,276,216

District 4
Total raised
Betty McCollum (i) $862,317
Gregory Ryan $23,304

District 5
Total raised
Ilhan Omar $798,993
Jennifer Zielinski $21,323

District 6
Total raised
Tom Emmer (i) $2,171,699
Ian Todd $74,452

District 7
Total raised
Collin Peterson (i) $1,325,944
David Hughes $230,356

District 8
Total raised
Joseph Radinovich $2,023,498
Pete Stauber $1,587,439
Ray "Skip" Sandman $17,541

Money spent

Oct. 26, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent

District 1
Total spent
Daniel Feehan $2,774,176
Jim Hagedorn $1,223,291

District 2
Total spent
Angie Craig $3,786,546
Jason Lewis (i) $2,131,887

District 3
Total spent
Dean Phillips $5,043,341
Erik Paulsen (i) $4,906,582

District 4
Total spent
Betty McCollum (i) $919,625
Gregory Ryan $7,173

District 5
Total spent
Ilhan Omar $681,198
Jennifer Zielinski $12,637

District 6
Total spent
Tom Emmer (i) $1,971,989
Ian Todd $68,300

District 7
Total spent
Collin Peterson (i) $1,175,138
David Hughes $175,619

District 8
Total spent
Joseph Radinovich $1,643,825
Pete Stauber $1,217,660
Ray "Skip" Sandman $12,546

Cash on hand

Oct. 26, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent

District 1
Cash on hand
Daniel Feehan $820,358
Jim Hagedorn $174,821

District 2
Cash on hand
Angie Craig $1,077,991
Jason Lewis (i) $613,195

District 3
Cash on hand
Erik Paulsen (i) $1,042,931
Dean Phillips $232,875

District 4
Cash on hand
Betty McCollum (i) $118,863
Gregory Ryan $19,127

District 5
Cash on hand
Ilhan Omar $117,795
Jennifer Zielinski $8,685

District 6
Cash on hand
Tom Emmer (i) $393,048
Ian Todd $6,152

District 7
Cash on hand
Collin Peterson (i) $754,144
David Hughes $55,589

District 8
Cash on hand
Joseph Radinovich $379,672
Pete Stauber $369,779
Ray "Skip" Sandman $6,399

Note: Fundraising and spending totals reflect money raised and spent in 2017 and 2018. Candidates who raised less than $1,000 during this cycle are not included.

Source: U.S. Federal Election Commission

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