Walz raised over $1 million last year in 1st District race

Rep. Tim Walz
Rep. Tim Walz, who represents Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, reported that he raised over $1 million in campaign contributions in 2007.
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Rep. Tim Walz reported raising more than $1 million last year, following a fourth quarter that pulled in $249,000.

Walz, a freshman Minnesota Democrat, says he had more than $750,000 in the bank at the end of the year.

Republican candidate Dick Day, a state senator from Owatonna, raised $210,000 last year, including $53,000 in the fourth quarter, and ended the year with nearly $100,000 in the bank.

Two other Republican candidates, state Rep. Randy Demmer of Hayfield and Brian Davis, a Mayo Clinic doctor, both helped out their campaigns with some of their own money.

Demmer reported raising $205,000 so far, including $54,000 in the fourth quarter. Of the $205,000, $135,000 came in loans Demmer made to the campaign. He finished the year with $42,000 in the bank.

Davis, meanwhile, has donated $46,000 to his campaign. Overall, he raised $160,000 last year, including $62,000 in the fourth quarter. He finished with over $80,000 in the bank.