Tim has strong fundraising period

Tim has strong fundraising period

SIOUX FALLS – The Tim Bjorkman for South Dakota campaign raised $153,751 for the quarter that ended June 30, surpassing all previous quarters, it announced on Monday, July 16.
That amount includes $82,270 raised in the second half of the quarter, his campaign reported to the Federal Election Commission on Saturday. The campaign exceeded its goal for the quarter, despite refusing all special interest PAC money.
The Bjorkman campaign had a balance on hand as of June 30 of $217,604.48 compared to Republican candidate Dusty Johnson’s $151,482.68.
For the third consecutive reporting period, Bjorkman’s campaign outraised Johnson’s in individual gifts, and held a nearly 3-1 advantage in unitemized gifts – those of $200 or less – $40,251 to $14,862 for the quarter.
Johnson, however, took in $46,500 from special interest political action committees, (PACs) from May 17-June 30 alone. Bjorkman refuses to accept PAC money.
Bjorkman says that he and Dusty Johnson are very different candidates with very different approaches to seeking office and serving. So far in this campaign, Johnson’s campaign has already spent over three quarters of a million dollars. Records show that an independent Super PAC unaffiliated with Johnson’s campaign spent an additional $310,000 during the Republican primary in “dark money” ads against pro-Trump conservative, Shantel Krebs.
Bjorkman says that his fundraising is a sign that people across party lines are fed up with the corrupt political money-raising system and hunger for change and reform.
“Once again this quarter, it shows that people are responding to my commitment to refuse all special interest money,” he said. “This election is a test. Who owns America; is it the special interests or ‘We the People?’”