Qualls Enters Q3 of Election Year with More Cash on Hand than Phillips
Growing Momentum Allows Challenger to Nearly Beat Incumbent in Q2 Fundraising
Plymouth, Minnesota – Kendall Qualls, Republican candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, today announced his second quarter fundraising total of $314,358.80, and cash on hand total of $446,125.00, which exceeds the cash on hand total of incumbent DFL congressman Dean Phillips by over $15,000.
“The energy, excitement and momentum of our grassroots campaign is growing every day, as evidenced by our strong fundraising numbers. I am honored that thousands of Minnesotans have invested in our message of providing strong leadership in challenging times, economic revitalization, and offering an unwavering vision of hope for the future, because America is an exceptional place full of exceptional people,” said Qualls.
Phillips, the third wealthiest member of Congress, still carries a $250,000 debt from his previous campaign.
“I have no doubt that as the campaign progresses, we will see Dean Phillips spend whatever he feels necessary from his personal fortune to try to stay competitive in the race. Dean Phillips claims he wants money out of politics, unless that money is his own. In 2018, Dean spent $1.3 million of his own money, but what he forgets is that no amount of spending can hide the fact that he campaigned and was elected as a moderate, but has voted 100 percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 94 percent of the time with Ilhan Omar, two of the most extreme members of Congress. Phillips is simply out of step with the Third District voters he currently represents,” Qualls concluded.