Yesterday, Bluestem reported that Allen Quist raises $25,325, loans campaign $160,000; closes Q3 2012 with $168,679.27 COH.
Quist has told reporters at the New Ulm Journal and the Mankato Free Press that checks are in the mail.
New Ulm Journal staff writer Josh Moniz reports in Quist raises $23,125, loans self $160,000:
Allen Quist, the Republican candidate for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, pulled in his strongest fundraising total of the campaign in his most recent FEC quarterly fundraising report.
However, he still finds himself significantly trailing Democratic incumbent Rep. Tim Walz and less than halfway to his promised goal of raising $1 million. . . .
Quist says he has no plans to change his promise and claims major contributors will make their fundraising muscles know in October. The pre-general election FEC report will show the final conclusion next week.
But, for this last quarter, Quist's fundraising prospects look challenging with indications that Republicans are reluctant to contribute this election . . .
Read the whole thing at the Journal. In the Mankato Free Press, political reporter Mark Fishenich writes in Walz holds fundraising lead over Quist:
Quist, however, has promised that there is plenty more where the first $390,000 came from. During the 1st District endorsing convention in April, the rural St. Peter farmer pledged to Republican delegates from throughout southern Minnesota he would make sure that Walz faced a well-financed opponent if delegates chose him over fellow Republican contender Mike Parry of Waseca.
If he was the Republican nominee, Quist pledged to do what department store heir Mark Dayton did in some of his campaigns — self-finance.
“My wife and I have a net worth the same as his,” the retired farmer said of Dayton. “... We will put in up to a million (dollars).”
Quist later said he expected that his self-financing would be much less than $1 million because he expected donations from supporters to pick up dramatically once Republicans settled on an opponent for Walz. That didn’t happen as quickly as Quist hoped when the endorsing convention deadlocked, and he and Parry went all the way to the Aug. 14 primary election before Quist prevailed.
While Quist may need to devote hours to fulfilling his promise, Walz spent time campaigning and pheasant hunting in the Worthington area,the Daily Globe reports in Walz promotes farm bill. Part of the Farm Bill covers conservation. There's also video of Walz up on the Globe in Rep. Tim Walz visits Worthington.
Image: More than courage, Quist needs money. Also the address for that financial disclosure form, Josh Moniz reports.