Candidates looking to take on DFL 1st District Congressman Tim Walz better start fundraising now.
Walz raised $220,325 during the third quarter this year, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission. He has raised nearly $806,000 to date and has more than $503,000 in the bank. So far, Republican state Sen. Mike Parry of Waseca is the only candidate to announce he is running against Walz.
Republican 2nd District Rep. John Kline raised more than $183,000 this quarter. He has raised more than $764,000 to date and has more than $686,000 on hand. DFL candidate Dan Powers has announced he plans to run against Kline again. He has not filed a third quarter finance report.
Walz will be in Rochester tomorrow for a "Congress on Your Corner" event. Constituents can share their views with the congressman. He will be in the produce department at Hy-Vee Barlow Plaza, 1315 Sixth St. N.W., from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.