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Rep. Angie Craig outraised by her Republican challenger in latest campaign filing

The 2nd District is shaping up to be another close race this November.
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Two years after wresting the district from former Rep. Jason Lewis, Democratic Rep. Angie Craig has another tough fight on her hands to keep control of Minnesota's 2nd District.

Craig announced on Friday that her campaign has raised $725,000 in the second quarter of 2020 ahead of the November elections.

But she was outstripped in the second quarter at least by her GOP opponent, Tyler Kistner, who posted fundraising of $744,000.

Craig still dwarfs Kistner when it comes to cash on hand, with Craig's campaign having an estimated $2.5 million compared to Kistner's sum of just over $500,000.

Nonetheless, it suggests that the Republicans see the 2nd District as one of its possible House flipping targets in the 2020 elections, in which political oddsmakers are otherwise predicting the Democrats retain the House.

Kistner's website describes him as a former U.S. Marine who recently got off active duty following nine years of service, and previously attended Champlin Park High School and later North Hennepin Community College and the University of Minnesota.

In her re-election pitch, Craig has cited her efforts at "reaching across the aisle" to work on bills to lower healthcare costs and help farmers.

The 2nd District is one of the more swingy in the state, covering an area of the southern Twin Cities suburbs, river cities including Red Wing and Lake City, and rural areas to the southeast of the metro.

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