Bachmann raised $810k in 1st Qtr.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s campaign for Congress reports raising $810,000 in the first quarter of 2010. Her campaign reports having $1.53 million on hand. The totals don’t include last week’s rally with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin since the rally/fundraiser occurred in the 2nd Quarter. Here’s Bachmann’s release:

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District today filed her 2010 first quarter report with the Federal Elections Commission showing over $810,000 raised the first quarter, with $1.53 million cash on hand.

“I am so grateful for the support of nearly 8,000 individuals who contributed to my campaign this quarter,” Bachmann said. “We have worked hard to build a grassroots team of contributors that will give us the strategic edge to win in November, and it is with their support we will be able to fight back against the Democrats and their special interest allies who have made me a top target for defeat.”

More than 7100 of the contributions in the first quarter were in amounts of $100 or less, and included over 3500 first time contributors. In addition to raising over $810,000 in the first quarter of 2010, Bachmann for Congress had a successful launch to the second quarter with a fundraiser featuring Governor Sarah Palin attended by over 900 people.