Campaign Finance Reports for MN Federal Races

Today, the actual campaign finance numbers for the various federal campaigns are being posted on the FEC.gov site.

The numbers started rolling out slowly, but we stepped behind the scenes found information from the raw reports, and we will be updating as any new information becomes available.

Office Party Candidate Total Receipts Total Disbursements Cash on hand Debt owed
Senate Democrat SMITH, TINA FLINT 1999500.00 459248.00 1540251.00 0.00
Senate Democrat PAINTER, RICHARD Not Yet Available Not Yet Available Not Yet Available 0.00
Senate Republican HOUSLEY, KARIN Not Yet Available Not Yet Available Not Yet Available 0.00
Senate Independent TROOIEN, JERRY Not Yet Available Not Yet Available Not Yet Available 0.00
Senate Democrat KLOBUCHAR, AMY 5555445.00 1867299.00 0.00 0.00
Senate Republican NEWBERGER, JAMES WALLACE 71655.00 59906.00 11748.00 0.00
CD01 Democrat FEEHAN, DANIEL 996840.96 365391.09 631449.87 0.00
CD01 Republican HAGEDORN, JAMES 172368.00 112006.19 390420.66 0.00
CD01 Republican NELSON, CARLA JEAN 447618.92 211706.57 235912.35 50000.00
CD02 Democrat CRAIG, ANGELA DAWN 1032664.98 225102.71 1557306.78 0.00
CD02 Republican LEWIS, JASON MARK  540269.52 137365.16 1287530.05 0.00
CD03 Democrat PHILLIPS, DEAN 670790.38 442965.12 923059.93 0.00
CD03 Republican PAULSEN, ERIK MR. 3749799.14 1306633.00 2810135.41 0.00
CD04 Democrat MCCOLLUM, BETTY 597629.30 470010.77 252290.48 0.00
CD05 Democrat OMAR, ILHAN 179290.15 28702.37 150587.78 0.00
CD05 Democrat ANDERSON KELLIHER, MARGARET 131605.66 3420.47 128185.19 0.00
CD05 Democrat ABDULAHI, JAMAL MR. 84934.95 71773.83 13161.12 0.00
CD05 Democrat TORRES RAY, PATRICIA 48446.51 3311.62 45134.89 0.00
CD05 Republican ZIELINSKI, JENNIFER L 6406.12 3219.33 3186.79 0.00
CD06 Republican EMMER, THOMAS EARL JR. 1664958.93 931393.09 871130.67 0.00
CD06 Republican KERN, ALIENA 3548.09 2977.30 1435.65 0.00
CD06 Democrat TODD, IAN ANDREW 28199.19 24292.09 3907.10 0.00
CD07 Democrat PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK 951307.76 309081.36 1211893.56 0.00
CD07 Republican HUGHES, DAVID 93311.30 74008.28 19574.83 22322.44
CD07 Independence ENSTAD, CHAD LEE 818.18 1362.35 0.00 0.00
CD08 Democrat KENNEDY, KIRSTEN HAGEN 10118.16 5940.44 3327.26 2529.88
CD08 Democrat LEE, MICHELLE DENISE 21521.08 20889.76 16470.72 0.00
CD08 Democrat METSA, JASON 99773.92 91529.17 125183.17 0.00
CD08 Democrat RADINOVICH, JOSEPH 181195.48 129800.64 145915.76 0.00
CD08 Republican STAUBER, PETE 304985.11 183537.36 414317.80 0.00
CD08 Republican WELTY, HARRY ROBB Not Yet Available Not Yet Available Not Yet Available 0.00
CD08 Green SANDMAN, RAY HENRY JOHN (SKIP) 13643.00 9473.00 5574.00 0.00

 

Source FEC.gov

Often times the various campaigns work to finesse their numbers and report figures not contained in the report but show they have more resources than are available for scrutiny.

Here are two Press Releases about numbers we have received.

Dan Feehan Raises $430K In Second Fundraising Quarter of 2018, Nearly Breaks First District Record

(North Mankato, MN) – Dan Feehan, Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) endorsed candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s First Congressional District, announced today that his campaign raised $429,918 during the second fundraising quarter of 2018, with $631,449 cash on hand, nearly breaking a First District quarterly fundraising record and nearly doubling the campaign’s cash on hand. The amount raised was absent any corporate political action committee (PAC) contributions, reflecting Feehan’s promise to reject any donations of this type.

“From the very beginning, this campaign has been built with, and for, the people of southern Minnesota—not corporate interests,” said Feehan. “I am proud of our campaign’s continued fundraising success, which ensures that we are able to share our forward-looking message of service widely. The groundswell of grassroots support our campaign has received from across the First District and the country proves that folks are tired of broken Washington politics controlled by a wealthy and powerful few. It is beyond time to restore middle-class voices in Congress. I am ready for the fight.”

Prior to his run for Congress he served two tours of duty in Iraq, taught in classrooms on Chicago’s south side and in Gary, IN, and served in the Pentagon as an acting Assistant Secretary of Defense.

For more information, please visit www.danfeehan.com.

DFL Candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher Builds Momentum

Announces Strong Fundraising, Key Political Support, and Experienced Campaign Team

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN—July 10, 2018) Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL candidate for Congress in MN-05, announced today that she has raised $200,000 in her first month as a candidate. The fundraising success demonstrates that voters are excited by the opportunity to send Margaret to Washington to fight against the Trump Administration and serve the residents of the Fifth Congressional District.

“I am honored by the strong support my campaign has received from across the district, said Kelliher. “As I meet with voters, they want someone to stand up to Donald Trump to protect seniors and the most vulnerable, fight against the Administration’s cruel immigration policy, and ensure Medicare-for-All. In Congress, I will do just that.”

The campaign has gained broad support from elected officials throughout the district, including the recent endorsements by Fifth Congressional District mayors including James Hovland of Edina, Shep Harris of Golden Valley, Molly Cummings of Hopkins, and Kathi Hemken of New Hope. See Margaret’s many other endorsements here.

“Margaret is a proven, experienced leader who has fought to improve the lives of Minnesotans during her time in the legislature and most recently in the private sector. Her awareness of and tenacity on key issues will have the greatest impact for working families all across the district.  Residents of Golden Valley believe in Margaret, and I do too,” said Mayor Shep Harris.

The campaign has also announced veteran consultants Alex Zwerdling and Donna Victoria have joined the team. They have extensive experience winning tough races across the 5th Congressional District and Minnesota.

 

 

Torres Ray Launches First Ad in the 5th CD Race

State Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-63, Minneapolis) has started to ad race in the MN05’s Congressional District contest by putting out a Facebook ad this morning. https://www.facebook.com/TorresRayMN/videos/2190990001176402 We are wondering what other ads we will see from the other First Tier Primary candidates former State House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D-MN05) and State Rep Ilhan Omar (DFL060B, Minneapolis).

 

Does This Internal Polling Provide Insight in the DFL Governor’s Race?

The DFL race for Governor is being tactically affected by the deployment of an internal poll which simultaneously serves two different campaigns, Walz and Swanson. The data of which we speak is a poll conducted June 25-27, 2018 of 602 Likely Primary Voters by the Independent Expenditure supporting Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN01) called Minnesota Victory PAC. Here is a link to the poll https://www.scribd.com/document/383335039/Mvp-Top-Lines-062818 In this document you will find a number of comprehensive questions, which provide some information that provides a shape and feel of this race.

Remember Walz’ has the support of Inter Faculty Organization, International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 49, LiUNA! – Laborers International Union of North America – Minnesota & North Dakota, SMART Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 – Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, Minnesota State Council of Machinists, Teamsters Joint Council 32, IBEW Minnesota State Council, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE), United Steelworkers District 11, Minnesota Pipe Trades, Ironworkers Local 512, IUPAT – District Council 82 and Education Minnesota. While DFL endorsed candidate Rep Erin Murphy (DFL-64A, St Paul) has Minnesota Nurses Association, SEIU Minnesota State Council, AFSCME Council 5, TakeAction Minnesota, Women Winning, OutFront Minnesota, EMILY’s List and NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota.

The impression the poll makes is Attorney General Lori Swanson (D-MN) has higher name recognition than either Walz or Murphy. This is most likely because the poll is taken of likely voters, and Swanson has been a candidate office in the last three statewide elections. Because this is a poll supporting Walz most of the question lines are intended to improve the participant’s impression of Walz inform the person more about him as a candidate and assist in the clarification and differentiation of him from the field.

On Sunday, on WCCO Esme Murphy, who had clearly seen the poll, asked candidate Murphy a series of questions related to the information provided. https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/3895735-rep-erin-murphy-talks-campaign/ Murphy was quick to discount to information and say she has been underestimated frequently in this and other political contests. Murphy also broached the issue of campaign money, pointing out the last campaign finance information showing her campaign trailing Walz’ significantly. Candidate Murphy’s response was to say wait for the next report. It is worth noting again, because of her late entry in the race Swanson’s next report will be her first, but she is not known for her fundraising prowess.

As we do look to the next report we will be looking for the resources which help bolster Murphy’s campaign and will look to the amounts and the sources. We expect the institutional support for Murphy will be evident from the various endorsing organizations and other people who support the DFL candidates. The question is does an Independent Expenditure like the one for Walz exist and if so how much television and radio ads will be on the air in the last four weeks of the campaign?

We know Walz’ supporters have already bought their spots for the last four weeks.

One significant factor this and other polls may have as we get closer to the August 14th Primary Election date is, people may be willing to change their vote and hedge their bet against former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), which is one of the rationales for the release of this poll. Voters who have voted early are able to change their vote by submitting another absentee ballot up to one week prior to the election. If the Name Identification numbers and the campaign finance numbers for Murphy trail Walz or Swanson then the logical conclusion is to jump ship and pick a winner.

Politics may be partially based on expectations, but most often reality weighs in and pipedreams are left to the sages.

Franken Will Be Missed in the Kavanaugh Vetting Process

When Trump Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee US Senator Al Franken (D-MN) was by far the most poignant and effective critic of the nominee. Now, without Franken, we will be left to our Senior Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to distinguish herself and hopefully provide a solid foundation for the opposition to this nominee District of Columbia Court of Appeals Justice Brett Kavanaugh. This will be the opportunity to elevate her own stature in the eyes of Democrats across the nation especially if she has Presidential aspirations.

Kavanaugh is a Republican Dream candidate, he has all of the bona fides and the solid conservative credentials. He also has a long paper trail and the question is will any of the information he has accumulated be enough for Republicans to grow cold to him?

During her line of questions, because he has two daughters, we believe Klobuchar should ask a question that will embolden her evermore with the pro-choice community. We think she should ask if as a class, are women afforded the protection of privacy in their healthcare decisions.

We will be watching these proceedings and interested in how Klobuchar takes over the limelight now that Franken has left the stage.

MAK Reports Campaign Finance Numbers Early

In an attempt to show some reality in the hype associated with the race for the MN05 Congressional District seat the former House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D-MN05) campaign released their fundraising totals, which, we know are ahead of the goal set for the first three weeks of $150,000.

DFL Candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher Builds Momentum

Announces Strong Fundraising, Key Political Support, and Experienced Campaign Team

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN—July 10, 2018) Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL candidate for Congress in MN-05, announced today that she has raised $200,000 in her first month as a candidate. The fundraising success demonstrates that voters are excited by the opportunity to send Margaret to Washington to fight against the Trump Administration and serve the residents of the Fifth Congressional District.

“I am honored by the strong support my campaign has received from across the district, said Kelliher. “As I meet with voters, they want someone to stand up to Donald Trump to protect seniors and the most vulnerable, fight against the Administration’s cruel immigration policy, and ensure Medicare-for-All. In Congress, I will do just that.”

The campaign has gained broad support from elected officials throughout the district, including the recent endorsements by Fifth Congressional District mayors including James Hovland of Edina, Shep Harris of Golden Valley, Molly Cummings of Hopkins, and Kathi Hemken of New Hope. See Margaret’s many other endorsements here.

“Margaret is a proven, experienced leader who has fought to improve the lives of Minnesotans during her time in the legislature and most recently in the private sector. Her awareness of and tenacity on key issues will have the greatest impact for working families all across the district.  Residents of Golden Valley believe in Margaret, and I do too,” said Mayor Shep Harris.

The campaign has also announced veteran consultants Alex Zwerdling and Donna Victoria have joined the team. They have extensive experience winning tough races across the 5th Congressional District and Minnesota.

 

We are interested in the figures for Rep Ilhan Omar (DFL-60B, Minneapolis) and Sen Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-63, Minneapolis) and the other candidates in the field.

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Women Winning Set to Endorse in CD05

We learned last night Women Winning is set to endorse the least accomplished candidate in the field for Congressional District 05, Rep Ilhan Omar (DFL-60B, Minneapolis) over former House Speaker and Gubernatorial Candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D-MN05) and Sen Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-63, Minneapolis).

We find this interesting for a number of reasons. One, what was the criteria? It is clear it wasn’t based on any tangible resume or marked achievements. Two, is this an example of bandwagon effect? Seems likely, because again what was the criteria for selection? Three, why are the comparisons between this race and NY14 happening, it’s not the same. We are hearing people discuss how MN05 is “so much like” NY14 and we say No it’s not. In NY14 a twenty-eight-year-old Puerto Rican woman defeated a 10-term incumbent Democrat. This is an open seat where three women are vying for the opportunity. Where are the similarities?

One interesting fact Anderson Kelliher is a past board member of the organization, but it appears loyalty is not a part of the criteria. We are surprised they made any decision at all because as we stated before it is also a fact, a woman will be the next Congressperson in CD05.

Waiting for the 30th of June

Saturday, June 30th is not just the end of the fiscal year, it is the end of the 2nd quarter and the only financial report we will see prior to the August 14th Primary for Federal candidates. We will be interested in seeing the amounts raised, spent and on-hand for the various candidate for US Senate and House.

This will become the first and last measure of the “Money Primary” and provide an indication who has the strongest advantage to make their strides in the last six weeks of the campaign.      

Handicapping the Statewide DFL Primary Races

As we are watching the Primary contests for US Senate, Governor, and Attorney General our attention is often diverted to the Democratic side, because other than the race for Governor on the Republican side, it is far more dynamic.

US Senate

The race between US Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Richard Painter is heating up literally, last week his campaign released Painter’s Dumpster Fire Ad, while Smith’s campaign put forward a feel good/getting to know you ad. From our viewpoint, this means Smith has low name identification numbers and she needs to be introduced to the DFL Primary electorate and to the voters in November. The problem is there is little time in this election to make a lasting impression. Yesterday marked the seven-week mark until the Primary on November 14th. If Smith wants to increase her name id she needs to be far more aggressive. The target rich environment means start lambasting Donald J Trump (R) and showing the effectiveness against him. This is a point scoring game, there is no time for defense only an offensive attack will generate the interest of the electorate. This a one-on-one match-up where the person seen to be the best at scoring points against Trump especially those where he responds by tweet is the mark of success. If he coins a nickname for you, then that is an ultimate success.

Right now, Painter is the junkyard dog, the mangy animal who is willing go toe-to-toe with Trump while Smith is the soccer mom type you invite over for tea, more Poodle than Pitbull, intent on playing it safe rather than telling it how it is. Again, there isn’t enough time for timidity. In our interview with him, Painter acknowledged Smith’s need to do her work as a Senator and commented frequently on similarities between the two. Exclusive Preconvention Interview with Richard Painter Although Smith and Painter also have similar hairstyles. Shock and Awe is the approach, machine gun style criticisms, which can result in success if elected. Fact, Republicans haven’t won a statewide race since 2006, fact Smith is in office and has the power of the seat to propose legislation and effect change, fact Painter is the outsider, recently converted Democrat, but like Bernie Sanders party labels are having less and less meaning.

This election is too important to be timid and Smith needs to show she has the capability to contend against all comers Trump, Painter state Sen Karin Housely (R-39, St Mary’s Point).

Governor

Our analysis of this contest is a toss-up we can see a path to victory for all three camps, Erin Murphy/Erin Maye Quade, Tim Walz/Peggy Flanagan and Lori Swanson/Rick Nolan. By the numbers Murphy/Maye Quade should have an edge because traditionally the DFL Primary has been determined by the results in 4th, 5th and 8th Congressional Districts. Just as statewide elections have been. Right now this race looks like 25/25/25 with a 25% variable.

The fact that there is a contested Primary for the open seats in the 5th and the 8th, should mean an even higher voter turnout in those districts, and the question is who does a higher turnout favor.

In the 4th Congressional District, it should advantage Murphy/Maye Quade because Murphy is a long-term member of the St Paul legislative delegation and has the endorsement of AFSCME Council 5, SEIU and the MN Nurses, which have influence and vote in large numbers in this district. Although, Walz/Flanagan has the support of MAPE and the MN Teachers and Building Trades, which could cut into this vote, especially in the suburban portions of the district. Additionally, the support of Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN04). Swanson/Nolan may also contend with Murphy/Maye Quade in the 4th because it is a more rational district, which may respond to Swanson’s role as Attorney General for three-terms as an example of an effective woman leader. Again, Swanson could cut into Murphy on gender, which in turn could benefit Walz.

The 5th Congressional District is the key success in the DFL Primary and it is a battle to secure a slice of the urban vote and prevail in the suburban vote that will make the determination. In order to win the Primary Murphy/Maye Quade will need to secure as much as 50% of the 5th. Just as Walz needed to do in the DFL endorsement but failed to do so. Also, Murphy needs to increase her name recognition, which is low outside of St Paul. That is not saying her opponents have staggering numbers in comparison.

On Friday, Murphy/Maye Quade campaign has scheduled an early voting event with 5th Congressional District endorsee Rep Ilhan Omar (DFL-60B, Minneapolis) at Hennepin County Plaza. This shows Murphy/Maye is focusing their efforts on turnout in the 5th Congressional District which is a wise strategy but also comes with an alienation factor. This will also provide cover for Walz/Flanagan voters to turn to former Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D-MN05).

In Greater Minnesota, Walz/Flanagan is seen as having the edge because Walz represented the 1st Congressional District and carries the support of Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN07) and again the MN Teachers and the Building Trades. The offset question is whether or not Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN08) brings a sizeable number of votes to the Swanson/Nolan ticket thereby cutting into Walz/Flanagan. One thing is clear because of her pick of Maye Quade, Murphy rightly or wrongly is perceived as undervaluing Greater Minnesota, which leaves it as a contest between Walz/Flanagan and Swanson/Nolan, with the question being who carries the most weight.

The fact, that the Governor’s race will appear 4th on the ballot, means voters will have already made their selection for the two US Senate races, which are currently held by women, and the Congressional seat which will be filled by a woman and need to determine if they want to put forward a universal women’s ticket in November against former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R). We are hearing from current elected officials in Minneapolis, they are concerned if the presentation of the DFL in November is an all-Women ticket it is a runway for Pawlenty especially in Greater Minnesota.

Right now, gender diversity is only available in certain places on the ballot. If Smith prevails then it is US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and followed by the respective candidate for Congress, in the 1st it’s a male in Dan Feehan (D-MN01), but in the 2nd its Angie Craig (D-MN02), in the 3rd another male in Dean Phillips (D-MN03), in the 4th its incumbent Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN04), in the 5th it one of the three women candidates, in the 6th its Ian Todd (D-MN06), in the 7th its incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN07) and in the 8th it whoever emerges from the field, likely a man.

This means in three districts two urban and one suburban the voters will not have a chance to vote for a man on the DFL side until the fourth item on the ballot. In Minnesota, women hold the edge in the overall electorate 51 to 49 and Democratic voters are supported by women upwards of 70% of the time. This means the potential votes are there to support a universal women’s ticket, but that strategy focusses heavily on the core metropolitan Congressional Districts and additional support from the 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts, which could pose a tight General Election against Pawlenty.

Attorney General

We will be surprised if Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN05) is elected as Attorney General because we doubt Minnesota is as universally progressive as people like to think. Already we are hearing from rural communities the whisper campaign which is Ellison wants to bring Sharia Law to Minnesota. Now we know this is a ludicrous idea, but one being openly discussed outside of the metro. This is the type of issue that is so concerning to religious voters they might even forgo their own primary contest for Governor to cross-over and vote against Ellison in rural Congressional Districts, like the 1st, 2nd, and the 7th.

If it is not Ellison then when we look at the field it favors Rep Deb Hilstrom (DFL-40B, Brooklyn Center) but the knock on her candidacy is she has not shown the ability to raise money, but again if this is a universal all-woman ticket she derives her benefit by gender. Also, in this case, it is a replacement set, swapping one-woman Swanson for another Hillstrom it is not a dramatic change.

We think the DFL endorsed candidate Matt Pelikan (DFL-MN) is the weakest candidate in the field and in spite of having the endorsement will finish a distant 3rd or maybe 4th.

Handicapping the DFL Primary in the CD05

Undoubtedly, the 5th Congressional District has the more far-reaching impact statewide. The turnout figures outpace every other district and the hard leftist bent of Minneapolis is something every other district competes against in statewide races. Since we know this seat will be in the hands of a woman for the first time in its existence the August 14th Primary is a memorable event.

Currently, the perceived momentum is with first-term Rep Ilhan Omar (DFL-60B, Minneapolis) because she has the DFL Endorsement, Outfront Minnesota’s endorsement and is a poster child for the opposition to Donald J Trump (R) especially now with the Travel Ban, which would have kept her from coming to America.  She is able to garner attention both here in Minnesota and nationally because she is an embodiment of this issue, but her lack of experience doesn’t ensure her effectiveness on this or any issue.

When people hear her say the words community, they hear Somali Community, which is a small constituency in the 5th Congressional District, many of the community members cannot vote because they are not citizens of our nation. Their distinctiveness, in dress and religion and lack of assimilation, put them at odds with the rest of the electorate.

As a Freshman legislature in the Minority, Omar had little or no impact during her single term in office. She sought more attention outside of the chamber than she did inside of it. Which is in evidence from her national exposure. One looming factor in this race is whether Rep Keith Ellison (D-MN05) endorses in this contest we believe he would only do so if he saw it as benefiting his Attorney General bid.

The question is can former Speaker of the House and Gubernatorial Candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D-MN05) staunch Omar’s ascension. In 2010, in the 5th Congressional District Anderson Kelliher received 55,725 votes in Hennepin County, which is a large portion of the 5th Congressional District. The question is will these voters remember her or be influenced by the hype associated with Omar.

The departure of Sen Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-58, Minneapolis) and Minneapolis School Board member Kim Ellison (DFL) from the field left the Northside of Minneapolis without a natural candidate. This means the opportunity for leaders from the Northside to weigh in on this Congressional District race is prime because there are a block of voters who have experience higher incidence of gun violence and crime at greater levels than other parts of the city. During his time in office, as a resident of the area, crime did not decline, but it shows how Congress has a disconnect and little effect on local community issues.

We feel like US Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), Anderson Kelliher needs to mount an aggressive campaign railing against Trump and proving through her experience she can be effective against this type of bad actor. Unlike Omar Anderson Kelliher served as a legislator for ten years and as Speaker for four for them.

She had a list of accomplishments to run on as Governor but fell short to Mark Dayton’s personal fortune by only 1.58%.

Afterward, Anderson Kelliher became the Executive Director of the MN High Technology Association working with entrepreneurs and high-level executives in some of Minnesota’s most dynamic and profitable companies.

If Anderson Kelliher can shift the narrative in the 5th Congressional District she will prove once again she is an effective legislator.

Just as the Richard Painter Dumpster Fire Ad drew attention Anderson Kelliher needs to do something to make her campaign stand out.

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