Litchfield, Minnesota – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 7th District and former Lt. Governor of Minnesota, today reported over $317k of receipts in her second quarterly filing of the year with the Federal Election Commission.

Fischbach for Congress, Fischbach’s federal campaign committee, raised over $317k and has almost $435k cash-on-hand for the reporting period ending June 30, 2020.  Fischbach has outraised the incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson in every full quarter since she entered the race last fall.  In this reporting quarter, she surpassed Peterson by almost $40,000. Fischbach has raised over $910,000 in the ten months of her campaign.

“The contrast in the base of support for these two candidates could not be more stark. Hard-working, everyday people from western Minnesota and across the country are backing Michelle,” observed David FitzSimmons, Fischbach’s Campaign Manager.  “On the other hand, Washington, D.C. PACs and special interest groups are desperately trying to send Peterson back for another term so he can vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker again.”

Key points from Fischbach’s fundraising efforts:

–          Outraised incumbent Peterson for a record setting third consecutive quarter;

–          Over 6,000 individual donors, triple the amount from last quarter;

–          94% of donors gave $200 or less;

–          By comparison, 75% of Peterson’s contributions come from PAC’s.                                                                   

Minnesota’s Seventh District is one of the top ten pick-up opportunities in the country for U.S. House Republicans. President Trump carried the district by over 30 points in 2016.