Newell Out-Raises Silver in Pre-Primary Report

Here’s some non-Minnesota news: Sheldon Silver has been out-paced in fund-raising by one of his Democratic primary challengers, Paul Newell, a community activist.

In the pre-primary filing report (which candidates are required to file 11 days before the primary), Newell raised $40,015. In that same time period, Silver raised $19,575.44. Attorney Luke Henry raised only $510.

But that’s just a snapshot of what’s going on in the race. Here’s the bigger picture: overall, Silver has on hand $2,941,159.64, Newell has $37,729.78 and Henry has $9,086.34.

Also worth noting: Newell is buying ads on FaceBook, and Google.