Port: I expected Cara Mund to raise more money than this


MINOT, N.D. — Cara Mund got into North Dakota’s U.S. House race late, and that means we voters don’t get much transparency from her campaign. Certainly not the sort of insight we’d get into the campaign of a candidate who didn’t jump into the race so late.

But we do have one report from Mund, just filed with the Federal Elections Commission over the weekend and detailing contributions from the beginning of her campaign through Sept. 30.

I suspect a lot of people are going to be talking about how much she raised, and that is noteworthy because it’s not much. It’s certainly a lot less than I expected her to take in.

She was never going to match what incumbent Congressman Kelly Armstrong raised, but given her status as a former Miss America, and her decision to make abortion the center plank of her campaign following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the fundraising support she’s received from Democrats, I expected the candidate to raise more than $77,790.75.

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