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U.S. Rep. Angie Craig raised $1.4 million in 2Q

By: - July 7, 2022 12:05 pm

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig speaks at an event in St. Paul on Nov. 9, 2021. Photo by Ricardo Lopez/Minnesota Reformer

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig says she raised an impressive $1.4 million during the second quarter, with a lift since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. The campaign says donations via their texting program tripled since Roe was overturned and saw a 60% increase in return on ad spend on Facebook.

Craig is in one of the toughest battlegrounds in the country, facing off in the 2nd District against Marine Corps vet Tyler Kistner again. Although few people are giving the Democrats much chance to keep the House, Craig’s campaign gives them a shot in the district, which President Joe Biden won by 7 points and Craig won by 2.25.

Craig sent me a statement referring to “bringing down costs,” i.e., inflation; abortion rights; and health care costs. So she’s identified the key issues in the suburban and exurban district. And then, closing with some Klobucharian flair: “It is a great honor to serve my community, and I will continue to work with members of both parties to get results for our district.”

Kistner’s campaign is still working on second quarter numbers, they tell me. We’ll report them when we have them.

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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