Rick Berg Raised $650,000 In Last Fundraising Period

The FEC doesn’t have the report online just yet, but National Journal has the numbers.

Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., raised over $650,000 for his Senate bid during the third quarter, according to a source close to his campaign. It’s a solid haul that put his campaign over the $1 million cash on hand mark on September 30.

Berg had raised about $461,000 during the second quarter, after launching his campaign in mid-May. He had just under $550,000 when that quarter came to a close.

Assuming no expenditures, Berg is at $1.2 million raised this cycle. It will be interesting to analyze where all the money came from. Berg’s predecessor, Earl Pomeroy, routinely financed his campaigns with out of state money. It wasn’t unusual to see him taking 90% or more of his funds from out of state. Berg’s campaign changed that trend getting most of its funds from North Dakotans.

Now that Berg is in Congress, though, and has access to all the big-money players will that rend continue?

No numbers for Duane Sand yet, but he ended the last period with under $58,000 cash on hand and had gotten contributions over $250 from just 8 North Dakotans, so I’m not expecting much.

And, of course, no numbers yet at all for Democrat Senate candidates as they don’t even have one yet.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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