Tarryl Clark tops third-quarter fundraising in 8th

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  • October 16, 2011 - 11:41 AM

Former state Sen. Tarryl Clark’s $228,000 raised in the third quarter topped incumbent Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack as well as two of her challengers for the DFL nomination.

Cravaack, who raised $206,000 in the third quarter, still maintains the edge in his campaign war chest in the 8th District, as the freshman Republican has $382,000 cash on hand compared to Clark’s $236,000.

For third quarter fundraising, which spanned July through September, Clark outraised DFLers Rick Nolan and Jeff Andreson. Nolan, a former U.S. representative, raised $66,000 and has $32,000 cash on hand. Anderson, a Duluth City Council member, raised $20,000 and has $21,000 in the bank. Daniel Fanning, who recently entered the race, did not have to file a third-quarter FEC report.

Here’s how the third quarter went in the rest of the state’s congressional districts:

1st District

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz raised $221,000 in the third quarter, and has $504,000 cash on hand. Republican Mike Parry declared he was running this month, so he does not have fundraising numbers to file yet.

2nd District

GOP Rep. John Kline raised $184,000 this quarter, and has $686,000 in the bank.

3rd District

Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen raised more in the third quarter than any Minnesota House member who isn’t running for president, hauling in $340,000. He’s also the first Minnesota House candidate to top $1 million for the cycle. Paulsen has $904,000 cash on hand.

4th District

Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum raised $106,000 in the third quarter, and she has $107,000 cash on hand.

5th District

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison raised $188,000 this quarter, with $157,000 in the bank.  Chris Fields, the Republican who has challenged Ellison, raised $12,000 this quarter since he filed his candidacy August 22. He has $2,800 in the bank.

6th District

Rep. Michele Bachmann raised $4.1 million in her presidential bid, which includes $200,000 from her dormant congressional committee. Thanks to a quick spending pace, she has $1.5 million in the bank.

7th District

Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson raised $70,000 in the third quarter, only $13,000 ahead of Republican challenger Lee Byberg, who brought in $57,000. The problem for Byberg, who lost to Peterson in 2010, is that Peterson has $610,000 in the bank, while Byberg has $89,000

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