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.