Engbrecht leads money race in SD26

Democrat Jason Engbrecht leads his challengers in the race to fill a MN Senate seat that was left vacant after GOP Sen. Dick Day retired to become a lobbyist.

Engbrecht’s campaign finance report says he raised $20,645 and has $16,654 left in the bank. The DFL Party also gave Engbrecht a $1,000 contribution since the papers were filed.

Republican Mike Parry’s report says he raised $16,961 and has $8606 left in the bank. Parry reports receiving two contributions that total $950 since he filed his report.

Independence Party candidate Roy Srp reports raising $4602 and has $4432 in the bank.

The race has attracted attention from other candidates.

DFL Sen. Al Franken campaigned for Engrbrecht last weekend. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will campaign for him on Sunday. MN House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher will stop in at one of Engbrecht’s phone banks in Owantonna on Friday to visit with volunteers on her way to the Mankato debate.

Governor Pawlenty will campaign for Parry tonight. Two GOP candidates also campaigned for Parry. GOP state Rep. Tom Emmer campaigned with him on Saturday. GOP state Rep. Marty Seifert is door knocking for Parry today.

Former DFL Congressman Tim Penny and Former U.S. Sen. Dean Barkley raised money for Srp on January 9th.

The special election will be held on January 26th.