In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions | Star Tribune

Contested congressional races bring national focus, millions in spending

Minnesota is home to more close congressional races than any state outside California, according to political experts, making the state a prime target for campaign fundraising and spending as Election Day draws near.

Figures below reflect reports filed between Jan. 1, 2017 and Oct. 15, 2018.

Money raised

Oct, 16, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent Dropped out

District 1
Total raised
Daniel Feehan $3,140,920
Jim Hagedorn $1,200,563
Carla Nelson $535,735
Joe Sullivan $245,780
Rich Wright $160,644
Vicki Jensen $72,817

District 2
Total raised
Angie Craig $4,240,259
Jason Lewis (i) $2,552,086
Jeff Erdmann $162,165

District 3
Total raised
Erik Paulsen (i) $5,200,598
Dean Phillips $4,030,718
Adam Jennings $454,721
Brian Santa Maria $16,812

District 4
Total raised
Betty McCollum (i) $802,892
Gregory Ryan $16,896

District 5
Total raised
Keith Ellison (i) $2,937,028
Ilhan Omar $726,311
Margaret Anderson Kelliher $535,360
Jamal Abdulahi $113,345
Patricia Torres Ray $96,971
Jennifer Zielinski $14,205

District 6
Total raised
Tom Emmer (i) $2,114,521
Ian Todd $69,923
Aliena (A.J.) Kern $15,937

District 7
Total raised
Collin Peterson (i) $1,251,184
Tim Miller $51,942
David Hughes $19,511
Jayesun Sherman $5,375

District 8
Total raised
Joseph Radinovich $1,546,558
Pete Stauber $1,382,777
Jason Metsa $287,097
Leah Phifer $95,295
Michelle Lee $62,564
Kirsten Kennedy $21,443
Ray "Skip" Sandman $17,541

Money spent

Oct. 16, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent Dropped out

District 1
Total spent
Daniel Feehan $1,693,036
Jim Hagedorn $937,188
Carla Nelson $510,357
Joe Sullivan $216,159
Rich Wright $162,864
Vicki Jensen $72,491

District 2
Total spent
Angie Craig $2,634,625
Jason Lewis (i) $1,450,244
Jeff Erdmann $162,165

District 3
Total spent
Dean Phillips $3,762,194
Erik Paulsen (i) $3,397,549
Adam Jennings $444,606
Brian Santa Maria $16,477

District 4
Total spent
Betty McCollum (i) $764,950
Gregory Ryan $6,705

District 5
Total spent
Keith Ellison (i) $3,324,209
Ilhan Omar $564,664
Margaret Anderson Kelliher $526,116
Jamal Abdulahi $93,168
Patricia Torres Ray $80,353
Jennifer Zielinski $7,196

District 6
Total spent
Tom Emmer (i) $1,376,266
Ian Todd $55,153
Aliena (A.J.) Kern $16,926

District 7
Total spent
Collin Peterson (i) $709,104
Tim Miller $51,942
David Hughes $18,659
Jayesun Sherman $260

District 8
Total spent
Joseph Radinovich $993,788
Pete Stauber $963,397
Jason Metsa $286,473
Leah Phifer $92,921
Michelle Lee $63,363
Kirsten Kennedy $15,716
Ray "Skip" Sandman $12,546

Cash on hand

Oct. 16, 2018

Key:(i) Incumbent Dropped out

District 1
Cash on hand
Daniel Feehan $1,447,884
Jim Hagedorn $275,426
Joe Sullivan $29,989
Carla Nelson $25,378
Vicki Jensen $325
Rich Wright $0

District 2
Cash on hand
Angie Craig $1,775,727
Jason Lewis (i) $1,144,755
Jeff Erdmann $0

District 3
Cash on hand
Erik Paulsen (i) $2,332,114
Dean Phillips $268,523
Adam Jennings $10,115
Brian Santa Maria $335

District 4
Cash on hand
Betty McCollum (i) $214,114
Gregory Ryan $13,187

District 5
Cash on hand
Ilhan Omar $161,647
Keith Ellison (i) $31,540
Jamal Abdulahi $20,007
Patricia Torres Ray $16,617
Margaret Anderson Kelliher $9,244
Jennifer Zielinski $7,009

District 6
Cash on hand
Tom Emmer (i) $931,593
Ian Todd $14,770
Aliena (A.J.) Kern $177

District 7
Cash on hand
Collin Peterson (i) $1,145,418
David Hughes $58,317
Jayesun Sherman $5,115
Tim Miller $0

District 8
Cash on hand
Joseph Radinovich $552,770
Pete Stauber $419,380
Ray "Skip" Sandman $6,399
Kirsten Kennedy $5,165
Jason Metsa $199
Michelle Lee $0
Leah Phifer $0

Note: Fundraising and spending totals reflect money raised and spent in 2017 and 2018. Candidates who raised less than $1,000 during this cycle are not included.

Source: U.S. Federal Election Commission