Shantel Krebs leads third-quarter congressional fundraising

October 16, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Federal campaign finance records show Shantel Krebs’ congressional campaign outraised her Republican opponent, Dusty Johnson, in the third quarter of 2017.

Krebs, who now serves as South Dakota’s secretary of state, reported raising more than $130,000, while Johnson brought in nearly $120,000. But Johnson currently has a cash advantage, reporting just over $350,000 in the bank compared to Krebs’ nearly $311,000 war chest.

Johnson previously served as Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s chief of staff.

Democratic candidate Tim Bjorkman collected over $72,000 in contributions and loaned his campaign $50,000 for a total haul of roughly $122,000. The former circuit court judge reported more than $95,000 on hand at the end of the period.

The reporting period covered July though September.

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