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Challengers far outmatched in early campaign fundraising

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Financing a political challenge can be an uphill climb, but one area legislative candidate actually finished July in the hole.

Matthew Kowalski, the GOP challenger to Rep. Dan Schoen, had no campaign money heading into August, when campaigns typically begin to ramp up.


And DFLer Don Slaten had very little money on hand for his challenge against Rep. Denny McNamara in the other south Washington County legislative race.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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