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Challenger Sinner outraises Rep. Cramer in latest quarter

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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.