Stewart Mills holds money edge over Rick Nolan
WASHINGTON — Republican challenger Stewart Mills has a slight cash-on-hand advantage over U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, the man he’s trying to replace in Minnesota’s 8th District.
Nolan, a Democrat, had $298,000 in the bank at the end of December after raising less than $145,000 during the last three months of 2013, according to a Friday filing with the Federal Elections Commission. Mills reported $305,000 on hand, and he outraised Nolan for the second straight quarter.
At this point, Nolan is the only U.S. House incumbent without a cash-on-hand advantage over his opponent. He also had the weakest fourth quarter of any Minnesotan facing a serious re-election challenge — only Rep. Betty McCollum in DFL stronghold St. Paul raised less ($93,000).