Former state legislator Mike Obermueller raised $252,976 in two months for his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline, of Lakeville, this year, campaign officials announced Monday.
Obermueller said the support reflects a “deep frustration with the way Washington does business.”
“Voters want representation that will strengthen the middle class,” Obermueller said. “I’m proud to have the support of so many people who want to end the gridlock in Washington.”
Obermueller’s campaign has been placed on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” list, races that the DCCC believe are the top races in the country. He launched his campaign after the state DFL endorsed him in April to challenge Kline.
Kline, the five-term incumbent for Minnesota's Second Congressional district, raised $428,000 in the second quarter of the year, reports MPR. Kline raised about $1.7 million since the start of the cycle and has about $1.3 million in the bank, according to MPR.
Obermueller, an attorney who lives in Eagan, won former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s state House seat in 2008 and served in the Legislature until 2011.