Cravaack raises $246,000 in first quarter

WASHINGTON – First-term Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack raised $246,000 in the first three months of the year for his re-election campaign, according to spokesman Ben Golnik, and has raised a million dollars in total since the beginning of 2011.

Cravaack’s campaign also had $629,000 cash on hand seven months out from what’s expected to be the most highly-contested congressional race in Minnesota this year.

While this past quarter’s fundraising represents Cravaack’s largest haul to date, Tarryl Clark, one of three DFLers vying to take on Cravaack in the fall, announced earlier this week that her campaign had raised $320,000 in the past three months, suggesting that he will not have a major financial advantage against his opponents.

The other two DFLers in the race, former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and Jeff Anderson, have not yet filed fundraising papers with the Federal Election Commission.

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