The Argus Leader was trumpeting Congresswoman Kristi Noem’s fundraising acumen today, noting that she raised over $206,000 from South Dakotans, but wasn’t so bullish on her opponent:
Rep. Kristi Noem raised almost $300,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013 and had about $845,000 in her campaign account to start the year, according to campaign finance reports.
But the Republican incumbent also raised plenty of money in donations from the public, including South Dakota residents. Individual contributions during the period were just over $206,000, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.
Robinson, a Rapid City native, raised almost $24,000, including about $7,100 she gave to her own campaign. Records showed she also loaned her campaign $20,000. Still, it remains unclear if she will be the Democratic candidate to face off against Noem in November.
With her opponent Corinna Robinson raising even less than some State Legislative candidates did during a similar period of time, it remains to be seen if she’s going to make it through to the fall campaign.