Port: Let’s talk about why Cara Mund’s campaign is sputtering

MINOT, N.D. — On Aug. 6, former Miss America Cara Mund announced a campaign for North Dakota’s at-large U.S. House seat as a pro-choice independent making abortion her center plank.

The news made a big splash. Some of North Dakota’s top Democrats were so enthused by Mund’s entry into the race that they leaned on their party’s endorsed candidate , Mark Haugen, to drop out.

Now, 52 days later, and with absentee voting set to commence in two days, there’s little evidence that Mund’s campaign is catching on.

Per a recent profile of Mund’s candidacy published by the Associated Press , she hasn’t exactly seen a windfall of financial support.

“She’s raised about $20,000 since jumping into the race this summer,” the AP reports, and while neither candidate has yet filed their third-quarter campaign finance reports with the FEC (they’re due in early October), Armstrong ended the second quarter with over $1.4 million raised for the cycle, and over $773,000 in cash on hand.

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