New campaign finance reports released Tuesday shows Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz leading their respective parties in fundraising for Minnesota's gubernatorial race.
The report say Pawlenty is out–raising his GOP–endorsed primary opponent Jeff Johnson by nearly $1.8 million dollars.
Johnson has raised $306,000 to Pawlenty's $2.1 million
Johnson has $193,000 remaining and Pawlenty has just over $1,000,000.
On the DFL side, Lori Swanson has out-raised opponents Erin Murphy and Tim Walz since entering the governor's race on June 4. Her campaign has $600,000 raised but also has the least amount of cash–on–hand of any candidate with roughly $135,000.
The DFL–endorsed candidate Erin Murphy has produced over $585,000 with $233,00 left in her war chest.
Walz tops the other two DFL candidates with nearly $1.3 million raised and half–a–million remaining.
*Campaign finance reports only include funds raised through July 23, 2018.
Primary elections in Minnesota take place on Tuesday August 14.
-----KEYC News 12