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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

MN: Coleman leads in cash on hand, trails Franken in donations, spending

12:48 PM

From CQ Politics:
The most watched contest in Minnesota - and possibly in the country, other than the presidential race - is the Senate race: first-term Republican Sen. Norm Coleman is facing a strong challenge by former comedian and satirist Al Franken. Coleman reported raising $12.7 million as of Aug. 20 and had $5.6 million on hand while Franken reported raising $13.1 million and had $2.4 million on hand.
See the full CQ Politics item here

Late Democratic entrant Priscilla Lord Faris, who announced her candidacy in July, did not have finance data available through the FEC database. According to the Southwest Review News, Faris raised about $37,000 and contributed $55,000 to her own campaign. The article says her goal is to raise $250,000 before the Sept. 9 primary.


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