Madia raises nearly $1 million in latest quarter

DFL 3rd District congressional candidate Ashwin Madia’s latest quarterly fundraising haul was his biggest, yet. This is still more proof that the race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., is one of the hottest in the country.

Madia raised $997,632 between July 1 and Sept. 30, according to a press release his campaign handed out today. That tops the previous quarter, when Madia pulled in a little less than $700,000.

Overall, he’s raised more than $2.1 million, but Madia’s campaign did not say how much of that he has left.

Madia will have to reveal how much cash he has on hand by Oct. 15. That’s the deadline for campaigns to file their fundraising reports with Federal Election Commission.

Republican Erik Paulsen’s has not released his 3rd quarter fundraising totals, yet, campaign says it won’t release fundraising numbers until next week, but it did announce he crossed the $2 million mark in an e-mail to supporters on Sept. 16.

Independence Party candidate David Dillon, a printing company CEO, only raised about $6,500 between July and September. Most of his $157,000 total came out of his own pocket, making him one of the top “self-funders” in the country. He has a little less than $100,000 left on hand.

  • rainman

    Fantastic news, but not all that unexpected. Ash outworks his opponent and is probably close to outraising him, even though Erik Paulsen had a long head start. The most amazing thing is that in spite of spending the time to raise the money, Madia is out meeting the voters of the 3rd every day of the week in a variety of settings. Twice last week he met with small business leaders to discuss their concerns and talk about what we can do to help them. He’ll be the best Congressman the 3rd and the State has ever seen.