While the details of CD1 GOP congressional hopeful Jim Hagedorn aren't accessible yet, a summary page at the FEC reveals that the new Blue Earth resident took in $5150 during the final quarter of 2009.
The combined haul for Demmer, Hagedorn, and Quist, the three candidates considered most serious? $61,453.
While it's not yet possible to determine what Hagedorn's cash on hand (COH) was for January 1, Demmer retained $10,176.52 and Quist, $30,781.37, for a combined total of $40,957.89. Even if Hagedorn has not spent a dime, the combined total of COH for the three is less than $46,500.
The Walz campaign YE report has yet to post at the FEC web site, but he finished the third quarter with $266,503 COH;. his campaign manager Richard Carlbom tells me that the committee took in considerably more in the last quarter of 2009 than the third. The report is due today. Update 12:27: Walz's report is up now. Walz took in $237941.55, spent $77741.61 and ended the years with $421,203.05 COH. Walz has receipts of $717,745.30 for the 2009-2010 election cycle. [end update]
The lackluster funding across the board for the Republicans stands in sharp contrast with the rumors that ad been circulating about money raised, especially on the part of Quist. One popular narrative among Republicans in the greater Rochester area is that the NRCC has decided to back Quist at the behest of Congresswoman Bachmann, just as an early nod was given by the national committee to Brian Davis in 2008 when he found favor in the eyes of Congressman Kline.
According to one reliable source, the NRCC's approval ordinarily prompts the state party to get in line.
Back when Allen Quist announced his bid in a Rochester press conference, no press and no local supporters showed up; when Demmer announced, local leaders and activists were on hand. While Davis and former representative Gutknecht are sponsors of Monday's fundraiser with Texas Rep. Michael Burgess, I'm hearing that Demmer's supporters, concentrated in the Rochester area where Republican party activism and Tea Party membership are nearly identical , are not pleased by the national committee's heavy hand.
Update: The Post Bulletin issued a correction that Bachmann herself will not be at the Quist fundraiser, as the paper had reported earlier. The paper notes that the error was based n inaccurate information suppled to the paper. Curious to know who supplied the incorrect information and who supplied the correction. [end update].
Other items of interest in the Republicans' reports? While all of Demmer's itemized contributions (those giving $200 or more) live in Minnesota, Quist's report includes a cluster of contributors from Wisconsin.
Finally, as Bluestem has noted in Do these reports add up? Demmer's year-end quarterly FEC report posted and How much cash did state Rep. Randy Demmer's congressional committee have on hand in 2009?, a $135,000 loan by the candidate has mysteriously vanished from Demmer's books.