But he’s in St. Paul, where campaign finance reports released Tuesday showed him far outpacing the only one of his three challengers to file a statement of contributions received and expenditures made in the last few months.
Coleman, a DFLer seeking his third term, has raised more than $118,000 since Jan. 30 from about 750 donors, according to a 44-page document filed with the Ramsey County elections bureau. His cash on hand, which includes the previous balance and expenses, was reported at nearly $139,000.
Tim Holden, a landlord and businessman running against Coleman as an independent, has raised nearly $10,000 since May. About $9,300 of it came from a loan Holden made to the campaign, his report shows, and his cash on hand was just over $100.
Sharon Anderson and Kurt Dornfeld did not file reports.
In the race for the St. Paul City Council’s First Ward seat, Johnny Howard, a community organizer, reported raising nearly $8,700 with cash on hand of more than $3,800. City Council aide Noel Nix raised nearly $5,400 and Republican-endorsed Paul Holmgren reported having $133 cash on hand. Kazoua Kong-Thao, Debbie Montgomery, Dai Thao and Mark Voerding failed to file by Tuesday’s deadline.