Minneapolis mayoral candidate Tom Hoch reported raising more than $220,000 for his campaign in the first half of 2017, offering an early glimpse at the money flowing into city races as Election Day approaches.
A campaign finance report released Monday showed Hoch has about $145,000 in cash on hand. His donors are mostly Minneapolis residents, although money came from donors as far away as New York and California.
The report also shows support from donors connected to the Minneapolis Downtown Council, which Hoch formerly chaired, and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, where he was deputy director. Hoch also loaned his campaign about $226,000.
Hoch was the first mayoral candidate to air a television ad earlier this summer. The report shows $31,875 in payments to three Twin Cities TV stations and $22,568 in video production costs.
Campaign finance reports showing donations through July 25 are due in Hennepin County on Tuesday. Mayoral candidate Aswar Rahman also released his report early, showing about $3,800 in cash on hand.
The first round of reports for this mayoral campaign season, filed in January, showed Council Member Jacob Frey leading the pack, followed by Mayor Betsy Hodges, civil rights activist Nekima Levy-Pounds and DFL state Rep. Raymond Dehn.
Hoch had not yet entered the race for mayor when those reports were due.