Walz, Jensen announce amounts raised via election campaigns

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is maintaining a financial advantage over Republican Scott Jensen for the fall election campaign.

The Walz campaign says it has raised $1.8 million since Jan. 1 and has $4.5 million in cash on hand. The campaign says that amount is a record for a Minnesota gubernatorial campaign at this point in the election cycle and added that 86% of campaign donations have come from Minnesotans.

The Jensen campaign says it has raised $472,000 since January and has $660,000 left in the bank, adding it has received support from “roughly 20,000 unique donors.”

Jensen spent heavily in his campaign to secure the GOP endorsement while Walz has faced no opposition for his party’s backing for a second term.

Jensen announced that later this week, he will begin a series of rallies across the state.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.