Quist’s contributions over that 12-day period, $38,500, topped those of Walz, thanks to the continued generosity of the St. Peter Republican’s biggest financial backer — himself. Of the $38,500, Quist contributed $30,000.
In total, Quist has contributed $235,000 to his campaign, loaned the campaign $260,000 and raised $81,492 from individual supporters. Political action committees and parties have added $5,300.
As of Oct. 17, Walz had raised $1.07 million from individuals and $739,113 from PACs, according to OpenSecrets.org. Geographically, 85 percent of Walz’s donations came from Minnesotans with Minneapolis ZIP codes being the biggest source, followed by Rochester, Mankato, Wayzata and St. Paul.
*DFL flier, “Allen Quist’s Extreme Agenda,” mailed Oct. 2012; Quist TV ad, “Chameleon,” aired Oct. 2012.