The cash contest: Johnson, House DFL release figures ahead of deadline
July 28, 2014 — 4:51pm
Political campaigns are starting to release their latest fundraising figures ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
The Minnesota House Democratic caucus said it would post big numbers in their report due out Tuesday. According to the caucus, the Democratic campaign organization, fighting to keep House control in DFL hands, has raised $1.5 million this year, $780,000 in since June 1 alone. It has more than $1.5 million cash-on-hand to continue the battle.
In a release, the caucus said it had already raised more than the DFL caucus did in all of 2010, the last midterm election and the year Democrats lost control of the House.
Republican-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson also reported his most recent fundraising figures.
His campaign said he raised about $170,000 since Johnson was endorsed by the party at the end of May. He had $123,000 cash on hand.
Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, had said in June that he expected the campaign would need to raise $1 million before the primary. His fundraising haul makes it appear he will fall well short of his goal.
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