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Bachmann takes in $5.4 million

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann raised $5.4 million in the third quarter of 2010, adding to her already massive campaign war chest. The Republican incumbent has now taken in roughly $10 million to defend her seat -- nearly three times what she raised during the entire 2008 election cycle.

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NRCC spends on tv ads against Walz

It looks like state GOP Rep. Randy Demmer's recent promotion to the National Republican Campaign Committee's (NRCC) "Young Guns" program will start to pay off. The NRCC plans to air more than $100,000 worth of attack ads against Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who Demmer is vying to unseat in the First Congressional District.

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Oberstar will join Boxer for D.C. fundraiser

U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar will host a Capitol Hill fundraiser on Thursday morning at Johnny's Half Shell. The sixteen-term DFLer will be joined by California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is locked in a tough re-election battle with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

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Bachmann won’t publicly back Boehner for House Speaker

The Wall Street Journal has a lengthy piece today profiling House Minority Leader John Boehner and his potentially troubling business ties. In particular, the piece suggests that if Republicans re-take the House -- as many pundits now believe likely to happen -- the Ohio Republican could encounter resistance from within his own party in seeking to become the next Speaker of the House.

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Sunlight Foundation: Outside spending on congressional races up 61 percent

Political nonprofit groups, labor unions and party committees have spent $57 million so far this year seeking to influence the mid-term congressional elections -- a 61 percent increase over 2006, according to a new report by the Sunlight Foundation. None of Minnesota's eight U.S. House contests, however, have attracted dollars from independent expenditure groups, according to a database created by the watchdog organization.

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