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Congressional candidate Tyler Kistner is two months late on financial disclosure form

By: - July 14, 2022 8:53 am

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (left) and is running against GOP-endorsed candidate Tyler Kistner in the 2nd congressional district. Courtesy photos.

Tyler Kistner, the likely Republican nominee to challenge U.S. Rep. Angie Craig in the 2nd District, hasn’t filed a required financial disclosure report with the House Clerk despite a May deadline. 

A Kistner campaign spokesman said in a text message that the paperwork has been completed but not turned in, and they expect it to be filed imminently. 

This is not the first time Kistner has faced questions about his personal financial status.  

The Star Tribune reported in November that campaign finance data showed he reimbursed himself nearly $7,000 for mileage, or roughly 160 miles per day between April 20 and early July of last year. 

Last year, Kistner reported receiving $28,000 in income from his consulting company, TC Strategic, and $10,000 for his duties as a reserve officer in the United States Marine Corps. He also reported receiving capital gains of between $2,501 and $5,000 on one account; between $5,001 and $15,000 on another; and between $15,001 and $50,000 for a third.

Craig is wealthier, with income including her House salary of $165,300 plus deferred compensation of about $178,000 from her previous employer, St. Jude Medical, where she was an executive, according to her 2022 disclosure. She also owns significant assets in mutual funds and other investments. 

The rematch is expected to be one of the mostly closely watched in the country. The 2nd District comprises mostly suburban and exurban territory in the south and east metro suburbs. 

Update: Craig filed a complaint with the Department of Justice, which enforces the Ethics in Goverment Act, citing Kistner’s failure to file the required disclosure.

Reformer contributor Emma Loop contributed to this report.

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J. Patrick Coolican
J. Patrick Coolican

J. Patrick Coolican is Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Reformer. Previously, he was a Capitol reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for five years, after a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and time at the Las Vegas Sun, Seattle Times and a few other stops along the way. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and two young children