We found it interesting to see former House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D-MN05) mounting a That Was Then This Is Now effort. In her literature, she states how she led the State House in taking on Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) and will do the same in Washington DC with Donald J Trump (R) which is exactly what people want from their member of Congress.

In the last press release, the Anderson Kelliher campaign announced solid fundraising numbers and we understand they are prepared to advertise on television for the last two weeks of the campaign.

Margaret Anderson Kelliher Raises $215,000 in July

Candidate Has Raised Nearly $350,000 for Campaign and has $250,000 Cash on Hand

(Minneapolis, MN – July 26, 2018) – For the pre-primary filing deadline, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, candidate for Minnesota’s open 5th Congressional District seat, raised more than $215,000, without taking a single dime of corporate PAC money.

Anderson Kelliher has now raised nearly $350,000 since jumping in the race for the unexpected open seat on June 4.  She has more than $250,000 cash on hand to spend before the primary election on August 14.

“Our support continues to grow across the district. Minnesotans in the 5th Congressional District want to send a fighter to Washington with the leadership and experience to take on the Trump Administration,” said Anderson Kelliher. “As a community organizer who learned from the late-Senator Paul Wellstone, I know this primary will be won one voter at a time. We will have the resources we need to run a strong voter outreach campaign and grassroots GOTV operation over the next 20 days.”

This strong fundraising report comes on the heels of additional endorsements including Richfield’s Mayor Pat Elliott, Former Secretary of State Joan Growe, Ambassador Sam Kaplan, and Hennepin County Commissioners Mike Opat and Linda Higgins. Anderson Kelliher has gained the broadest support of currently-serving 5th Congressional District mayors, legislators, and county commissioners.

The question is who will be the most effective in doing so, we think experience and past activity are a good indicator of future performance.

Here are a few pieces of literature showing up at homes in the 5th Congressional District.