Cramer Campaign Says They’ve Raised $1 Million From Trump Event Already, Mostly From North Dakotans


Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) speaks at a campaign rally as President Donald Trump looks on at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

President Donald Trump will be visiting Fargo tomorrow for a fundraiser, but Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Senate campaign is saying they’ve already raised more than $1 million from the event.

But, perhaps more interesting than that, the campaign is saying 90 percent of that total came from North Dakotans.

“The Kevin Cramer for U.S. Senate Campaign announced their Fargo, N.D., fundraiser headlined by President Donald J. Trump scheduled for tomorrow has raised over $1 million with over 90 percent of the donors from North Dakota,” the release, which you can read in full below, states.

That’s pretty significant given that both candidates, Senator Heitkamp especially, report most of their itemized individual contributions as coming from out of state.

According to their most recent FEC disclosures, covering contributions through June 30, Senator Heitkamp had received just 9.75 percent of those contributions from North Dakotans. Cramer, meanwhile, was at 37.05 percent.

In fact, in raw dollars, though Heitkamp has out-raised Cramer overall, the Republican has actually received more money from North Dakotans:

Here’s the full release from the Cramer campaign:

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