Democrats are leading their opponents in collecting cash in the two special elections scheduled to be held next Tuesday.
Governor Dayton has called special elections in Senate District 61 (Minneapolis) and Senate District 46 (Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center) for Oct. 18.
DFL Rep. Jeff Hayden reports raising $39,534 for the race to replace DFL Sen. Linda Berglin. Berglin resigned her seat in August to take a job with Hennepin County. Republican Bruce Lundeen reports raising $2690. Green Party candidate Farheen Hakeem reports raising $10,969.
In SD, 46, Democrat Chris Eaton reports raising $33,557. Republican Cory Jensen raised $17,801. I-P candidate Tom Reynolds reports raising $2,486. That seat was vacated when DFL Sen. Linda Scheid died in June.