MINOT, N.D. — According to Heidi Heitkamp’s now-defunct Senate campaign’s most recent filing with the FEC, the one-time senator is still sitting on a more than $3.6 million fortune.
That’s down nearly $1 million from the last report in January.
It’s not unusual for political candidates to have money left over after a losing campaign.
In 2018, Heitkamp’s campaign spending was more than quadruple that of Republican challenger (and current senator) Kevin Cramer. Yet, she still managed to end the cycle with roughly $6.5 million in cash on hand.
Believe it or not, it does take more than just a massive pile of cash to win elections.