Walz more than doubles 2012 campaign war chest

2011-07-15T15:07:00Z 2011-07-15T15:08:57Z Walz more than doubles 2012 campaign war chestBy Winona Daily News Staff Winona Daily News
July 15, 2011 3:07 pm  • 

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., raised $380,346 in the second quarter of 2011, his campaign reported Friday.

The figure is more than double what the campaign had raised by the same point in 2009, according to the report.

The figure is also more than double the $188,760 Walz’s campaign raised in the year’s first quarter.

"Our grassroots, people-powered campaign is in a strong position to win in 2012,” the report said.

 Walz's campaign currently has $397,557 cash on hand. 

Walz was first elected to the U.S. House in 2006. He easily won re-election in 2008, taking 62.5 percent of the vote. He won again in 2010 with a much narrower margin, 49.4 percent, against Republican Randy Demmer, a former state House member who lives in Hayfield, Minn.

No candidate has officially declared against Walz for the 2012 election, and no former candidates have reported significant earnings, according to campaign finance records. Demmer’s records, for instance, show just $371 cash on hand and $93,000 in debt through the same reporting period.

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