Paulsen brings in $337,000 in first quarter

WASHINGTON – Erik Paulsen’s re-election campaign reported Sunday that it raised more than $337,000 in the past three months, bringing its haul in this election cycle to $1.7 million. The 3rd District Republican congressman has just under $1.3 million in cash on hand for his campaign.

Over the weekend, the 3rd District DFL endorsed businessman Brian Barnes to take on Paulsen in November. Barnes raised almost $30,000 in the first quarter, $83,000 since he started campaigning, and has just shy of $31,000 in his coffers.

Paulsen, who’s in his second term in Congress, raised about $205,000 from individual donors, the vast majority from individuals giving more $200 apiece. Political action committees contributed about $130,000 to Paulsen.

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