By Baird Helgeson

DFLer Maureen Reed raised $207,800 in the last quarter of 2009 in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Reed's campaign raised $574,600 in all of 2009 and ended the year with $388,000 in cash.

"Building on our early success, we are incredibly pleased with our results from last quarter," campaign manager Jason Isaacson said in a statement. “This report shows the positive energy surrounding our campaign. The fact that over the holiday season we improved upon our previous filing demonstrates that we have the strong support and momentum we need to beat Michele Bachmann."

Reed attracted donors from Buffalo to Woodbury, the campaign said. More than 90 percent of donations came from Minnesotans and nearly all are from individuals.

"Maureen is well-positioned to become the next Congresswoman for Minnesota’s Sixth District,” Isaacson said.

Reed's campaign is the first in the 6th District race to announce fundraising results. The campaign said it will file its official results with the Federal Election Commission by the end of the month.

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