Heitkamp, Cramer still have campaign money leftover


The North Dakota U.S. Senate campaign is over, but there’s money leftover in donations to each of the candidates. 

Final figures from the Federal Election Commission show that Democrat Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign raised more than $30 million this election and she still has $6.8 million in campaign funds left, post election. 

Republican Kevin Cramer, who won the senate race, only raised $5.2 million. Now, he has less than $300,000, post election.  

So, now people are wondering: What happens to the extra cash? 

The answer: The money can stay in their respective account for future use. Heitkamp and Cramer can’t simply pocket the cash, but they can save the money for use in future campaigns. 

The final FEC campaign spending filings were posted over a week ago. 

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