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Challenger Sinner outraises Rep. Cramer in latest quarter

WASHINGTON – The Democratic challenger for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House of Representatives seat outraised Republican incumbent Rep. Kevin Cramer in the last quarter.

State Sen. George Sinner raised nearly $350,000 from April 1 to June 30 while Cramer raised about $236,000, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Sinner also spent more in the three-month period, with expenditures totaling $109,160, while Cramer spent $86,852 from April through June.

Cramer brought in significantly more campaign cash in the first quarter, raising $270,000 from January through March. Sinner raised about $33,000 in the same time period, but he had only joined the race in mid-March.

Cramer’s total cash on hand was at about $653,000 by the end of June, and he started the year with about $293,000 on hand.

Sinner’s cash on hand by the end of June was at about $274,000.

The fundraising race in Minnesota for the 7th District seat in the U.S. House was closer this quarter than last.

Longtime incumbent Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat, raised nearly $268,000 from April to June, and he ended the month with about $717,000 total cash on hand. Peterson spent about $70,000 in the three-month period.

Republican challenger Torrey Westrom, a state senator, raised about $232,000 in the three-month period and ended the month of June with $328,000 total cash on hand. He spent about $73,000 from April to June.

Peterson raised about $218,000 the first three months of the year, while Westrom raised about $137,000.

Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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