Quinn Nystrom disclosed campaign finance figures Thursday totaling $611,853 raised since August's primary election in which she went unchallenged.
In doing so, she outpaced 8th Congressional District Rep. Pete Stauber's incoming receipts for the same quarter, totaling $466,476 in disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.
The quarter wasn't without advantages for the incumbent Republican from Hermantown. Stauber spent $730,613 during the quarter, and finished September with $776,766 in cash on hand, giving him a $657,000 advantage entering the stretch.
Nystrom, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor nominee, had only $119,561 left in cash on hand at the end of September, her disclosures noted, having spent $734,512 in the quarter.
The leap in financial support for Nystrom, of Baxter, was disclosed across more than 1,100 pages of filings Thursday — indicative of the volume of support she's received this fall.
"We had 6,548 donors during this past quarter," campaign manager Sam Rivers said, announcing the average donation was $65.75.
Stauber held a significant lead in campaign finances at previous quarterly markers, including holding more than $1 million in cash on hand entering July.
Nystrom's campaign reported $650,000 in total quarterly earnings last week, a signal, it said, that Nystrom had what it took to compete with Stauber.
"These fundraising totals show that Quinn will have the resources it takes to unseat Congressman Stauber in November,” Rivers said then.
The general election is Nov. 3, and early voting totals have been record-breaking.
Nystrom and Stauber have been publicly debating for the past few weeks, and meet again during a WDIO-TV debate at 6 p.m. Monday. Later in the week, at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, the candidates will debate on Minnesota Public Radio.
The candidates have been sparring over health care, mining, COVID-19 and the economy in their debates.
Nystrom completed an 18-county tour this week, while Stauber continues to keep a busy schedule that has included hosting both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Duluth since August.
This story was updated at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 16 to include Stauber's campaign figures and to correct the day of Quinn Nystrom's filing, which was originally incorrectly listed. The News Tribune regrets the error. It was originally posted at 3:44 p.m. Oct. 15.