In Senate races, Smith, Klobuchar fundraising juggernauts in full swing

It's rare to have two Senate seats on the ballot in a single year, but the timing of Sen. Al Franken's resignation-amid-scandal means that seat must go back to the voters in 2018 in addition to its regularly-scheduled 2020 election. It's one of the reasons Minnesota is a state to watch come November.

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

Money raised

Oct 26, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent

Senate (Special)
Total raised
Tina Smith (i) $8,237,522
Karin Housley $4,049,033
Jerry Trooien $1,597,379

Senate (Scheduled)
Total raised
Amy Klobuchar (i) $7,412,107
Jim Newberger $210,846

Money spent

Oct 26, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent

Senate (Special)
Total spent
Tina Smith (i) $7,308,791
Karin Housley $3,689,562
Jerry Trooien $1,593,870

Senate (Scheduled)
Total spent
Amy Klobuchar (i) $5,069,651
Jim Newberger $191,815

Cash on hand

Oct 26, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent

Senate (Special)
Cash on hand
Tina Smith (i) $928,731
Karin Housley $359,470
Jerry Trooien $3,510

Senate (Scheduled)
Cash on hand
Amy Klobuchar (i) $5,086,325
Jim Newberger $9,030

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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