Jake Coleman, the son of former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, raised over $50,000 in just over three months for his campaign for the Minnesota Senate in Senate District 47.
Coleman announced his campaign last September, and according to finance reports released by his campaign, Coleman raised $51,652 in 2015 and he started 2016 with $34,830.54 in the bank.
The fundraising totals announced by Coleman's campaign are impressive, as his campaign raised more than some candidates running for Congress in Minnesota.
Dan Bernick, Coleman's campaign spokesman, said in an interview that Coleman's strong fundraising numbers show Coleman "represents the future of conservative problem solvers."
Coleman is hoping to replace State Senator Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, who announced last May that she would not seek re-election to a fifth term in the Minnesota Senate in 2016.
Scott Jensen, a physician from Carver County, has also filed to run for Minnesota Senate in Senate District 47.
UPDATE: Scott Jensen's campaign announced that Jensen raised $46,150 in 2015 and Jensen is starting 2016 with $38,853 in the bank for his campaign.
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