Fischbach Reports Raising Nearly $600K With Donors From All 87 Counties in Minnesota
LITCHFIELD, MN – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District and former Lt. Governor of Minnesota, today reported raising $228k in her first quarterly filing of the year with the Federal Election Commission.
Fischbach’s federal committee, Fischbach for Congress, will show receipts of $228k, with $312k cash-on-hand for the filing period ending March 31, 2020. Fischbach’s first quarter fundraising haul of $228k marked the second consecutive quarter where she outraised the incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson by over $60,000. This is the first time in the thirty years Collin Peterson has been in Congress that his Republican opponent has outraised him in two consecutive quarters. This brings Fischbach’s total amount raised over the seven-month time frame since she announced her campaign in September 2019 to $593k.
Key points from Fischbach’s fundraising efforts:
- Outraised incumbent Peterson for second consecutive quarter;
- Donors from all 87 counties in Minnesota;
- Over 2000 individual donors;
- 92% of donors from Minnesota – by comparison, 94% of Peterson’s itemized donations came from out-of-state donors;
- 91% of donors gave $200 or less;
Fischbach’s strong fundraising report comes on the heels of earning President Donald J. Trump’s “Complete & Total Endorsement” on March 2, 2020 and continues to demonstrate her strength as the Republican front-runner in the highly competitive 7th District race. It was also announced last week that House Majority PAC, the Speaker Pelosi-aligned super PAC, booked an estimated $3.5 million in fall TV ads to prop up her loyal ally and friend Collin Peterson.