Berg off to strong start in raising donations
FARGO - North Dakota Rep. Rick Berg is off to a prosperous start in his campaign for the U.S.
FARGO - North Dakota Rep. Rick Berg is off to a prosperous start in his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next year by Democrat Kent Conrad.
The freshman congressman raised about $461,000 between April and June - the first reporting period since Berg launched his Senate campaign in mid-May.
Berg now has $548,000 in cash on hand going into the second-half of 2011, according to his campaign staff.
Berg raised nearly 54 percent of the second-quarter donations in-state, his staff said.
Now in his second federal race, Berg marked a more successful first-quarter for this campaign than he did for the House race last year.
Berg's House campaign raised more than $380,000 during the first three months of 2010 to jump-start his challenge to then-incumbent Rep. Earl Pomeroy.
So far, Berg remains unopposed in the 2012 Senate race, although others have expressed interest in challenging him.