Bachmann nearly doubles Clark's fundraising in 2Qby Elizabeth Dunbar, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The November election is still four months away, but incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has already raised $4.1 million for her re-election campaign in the 6th Congresstion District.
That exceeds her total for the 2008 election cycle. Bachmann raised $1.7 million alone in the second quarter, her campaign said Wednesday.
Bachmann released fundraising numbers several hours after Democrat Tarryl Clark announced she had raised about $910,000 in the second quarter for her bid to unseat Bachmann.
Clark has now raised more than $2 million, which her campaign said was more than previous congressional challengers at this point in the campaign.
Neither campaign released the amount of money already spent. They have until July 15 to report detailed fundraising numbers to the Federal Elections Commission.
Clark said her campaign has received donations from 24,000 people. Bachmann said second quarter donations to her campaign came from 28,000 people.