Tina Smith starts U.S. Senate race with cash lead over GOP challenger Jason Lewis
October 16, 2019
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Tina Smith raised $1.3 million between July and September, down slightly from the $1.5 million she raised in the year's second quarter, leaving her with $2.7 million cash on hand as she confronts GOP challenger Jason Lewis in 2020.
Lewis, a former congressman, reported a cash haul of $413,144 between the Aug. 22 launch of his campaign and Sept. 30, the end of the second-quarter reporting period. After expenses, his campaign reported a balance of $360,529 heading into October.