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Minn. GOP US Senate Candidate Reports $10K Haul

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(credit: Joe Arwood for U.S. Senate)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arwood reports raising just over $10,500 in the most recent fundraising quarter for his bid to unseat incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar in 2012.

Arwood is a councilman in St. Bonifacius in western Hennepin County. He and former state Rep. Dan Severson are the only announced Republican candidates so far hoping to take on Klobuchar, who is seeking a second term next year. Klobuchar announced last week she raised about $1 million in the third fundraising quarter, and has about $4 million total in her fundraising account.

Arwood reports having just under $7,200 in the bank He says in a press release that fundraising has not been his primary focus since joining the race in August. Severson has not yet released his third quarter numbers.

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