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Heitkamp enjoys fundraising edge over Campbell, federal records show

N.D. Sen. Tom Campbell, co-founder of Campbell Farms at Grafton, is seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald1 / 2
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., at Cirrus Aircrafts' celebration in Grand Forks, N.D. File photo. 2 / 2

BISMARCK—North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp enjoyed a major fundraising advantage over Republican challenger Tom Campbell heading into 2018, newly released federal campaign finance records show.

Heitkamp raised more than $1.3 million in the last three months of 2017 and had more than $4.4 million in cash on hand, according to Federal Election Commission records accessed Tuesday, Feb. 13. She has raised more than $7.7 million this election cycle.

Campbell, a state senator and potato farmer from Grafton, raised almost $450,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017 and had almost $322,000 in cash on hand. His financial disclosure reports more than $1 million raised this election cycle, but almost three-fourths has come in the form of loans from the candidate.

John Hageman

John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.  

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