Election season is in full swing and Lakeville's state house and senate candidates are out campaigning and raising money. In some cases, big money.
According to the campaign finance reports handed into the state last month, some candidates have raised tens of thousands of dollars through July 23. Also, incumbents and folks who have previously run still have significant cash on hand thanks to dollars saved from previous campaigns.
Election day isn't until Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Here's a look at the totals through July 23 as reported by the candidates:
(* - Denotes incumbent seat holder)Minnesota House District 56B Candidate Total Raised Total Spent Cash on Hand Roz Peterson (R) $22,363.00 $6,341.49 $16,012.51 Will Morgan (D) $14,636.43 $5,327.34 $12,092.16
Minnesota House District 57A Candidate Total Raised Total Spent Cash on Hand *Tara Mack (R) $12,085.00 $1,602.29 $19,155.07 Roberta Gibbons (D) $4,972.00 $3,633.58 $3,145.10
Minnesota House District 58A Candidate Total Raised Total Spent Cash on Hand Mary Liz Holberg (R) $9,825.00 $4,432.64 $15,436.80 Colin Lee (D) $2,685.00 $550 $2,599.83
Minnesota Senate District 56 Candidate Total Raised Total Spent Cash on Hand *Dan Hall (R) $11,191.00 $8,696.25 $4,244.84 Leon Thurman (D) $4,485.00 $1,102.44 $3,382.66
Minnesota Senate District 57 Candidate Total Raised Total Spent Cash on Hand Pat Hall (R) $11,155.25 $4,538.86 $6,616.39 Greg Clausen (D) $13,320.00 $10,542.34 $2,489.34 Mike Germain (D) $6,025.43 $4,689.61 $1,449.82
Minnesota Senate District 58 Candidate Total Raised Total Spent Cash on Hand *Dave Thompson (R) $9.801.26 $5,412.46 $12,175.42 Andrew Brobston (D) $5,348.16 $1,704.40 $3,643.76
will follow the numbers throughout election season.