Former Governor, now Senator, John Hoeven is known as something of a political juggernaut in the state, yet it seems as though Jack Dalrymple, who is running for a term of his own after taking over the remainder of Hoeven’s third term in office, is a bit of a juggernaut in his own right.
In the 2008 election cycle Hoeven raised a total of $1,995,368.50. Today the Dalrymple campaign has revealed that they have already raised a total of $1,354,021.40 with $530,010.40 of it coming in since the beginning of 2012.
If Dalrymple continues that fundraising pace, he’ll end up with roughly $1.88 million raised, which puts him on pace to raise what Hoeven raised in 2008.
Below is the press release sent out by Dalrymple’s campaign.
What will be interesting to see is Democrat Ryan Taylor’s fundraising numbers. I spoke with a Democrat friend a week or so ago who told me that Taylor “isn’t raising any money.” His campaign hasn’t released anything about fundraising yet, and neither campaign has anything up on the Secretary of State’s website yet, but I’m guessing Taylor puts up some slim numbers.
I’ve said before that while Taylor comes across as more charming and authentic than Dalrymple, the problem is that Taylor is a charming and authentic class warrior whose left-of-center politics aren’t going to have a lot of widespread appeal.