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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline has $1.3 million in the bank as he seeks re-election in a newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District with a less conservative tilt.

Campaign spokesman Troy Young said Friday that Kline raised $428,000 in the second quarter, and has raised about $1.7 million this election cycle.

Kline has represented the 2nd District since 2003 and is chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. When the state’s political boundaries were redrawn earlier this year, he lost some of his conservative base and gained more Democratic voters.

Still, Kline has more money in the bank than he did in previous years.

Campaign finance reports are not due until July 15. The other candidates, Republican David Gerson and Democrat Mike Obermueller, haven’t released their figures yet.

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