Mike McFadden

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Mike McFadden
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Minnesota
Elections and appointments
Next primaryAugust 12, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal website
Campaign website
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Mike McFadden is a 2014 Republican party candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate representing Minnesota.[1]



See also: United States Senate elections in Minnesota, 2014

McFadden ran against Al Franken in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Minnesota. McFadden sought the Republican nomination in the primary on August 12, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

McFadden raised $700,000 in the third quarter of 2013.[2]

Though McFadden's final 2013 fundraising reports have not yet been released by the Federal Election Commission, multiple news outlets are reporting that he had a very strong quarter, raising $780,000 in the last 3 months of the year, adding to a reported $1.7 million in campaign funds.[3]

State GOP convention

On May 31, 2014, delegates at Minnesota's state GOP convention voted to support McFadden for U.S. Senate. The decision was not unanimous, and took ten ballots to reach a decision.[4] State Sen. Julianne Ortman dropped out after the fifth vote, and after the seventh vote, Chris Dahlberg was in the lead, but short of the 60 percent of votes necessary to receive the endorsement.[5] Eventually, McFadden won out. One delegate who switched his vote from Dahlberg to McFadden stated, "There was a general belief that McFadden would win a primary and it would be best to have the endorsement go to the eventual winner."[6] Many viewed McFadden as a likely candidate to defeat incumbent Al Franken in the general election due to McFadden's success in fundraising. He had raised almost $3 million at the time of the convention.[4] Both Ortman and Dahlberg agreed not to run in the primary if they did not receive the endorsement, but Jim Abeler said that he had not yet decided if he would run against McFadden.[7]


McFadden has received the following endorsements:


McFadden released a campaign ad on May 5, 2014, emphasizing his frugality and promising to try to stop Obamacare.[11]

McFadden 2014 campaign ad

Campaign donors

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McFadden's reports.[12]

Mike McFadden (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$0.00$764,823.40$(23,376.78)$741,446.62
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$741,446.62$705,047.19$(194,406.61)$1,252,087.20
Year-End[15]January 13, 2013$1,252,087.20$779,598.61$(346,882.55)$1,684,803.26
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$1,684,803.26$603,317.26$(496,819.63)$1,791,300.89
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2014$1,791,300$1,115,233$(872,140)$2,034,140
Running totals

Recent News

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See also

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Washington Post, "Businessman Mike McFadden to challenge Sen. Al Franken" accessed June 10, 2013
  2. Roll Call, "Franken Challenger Posts $700K Fundraising Quarter," accessed October 10, 2013
  3. The Hill, "Franken's opponent raises $780k," January 9, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Tribune, "McFadden clinches GOP endorsement for Senate," accessed June 3, 2014
  5. Twin Cities, "Minnesota GOP: McFadden endorsed for Senate on 10th ballot," accessed June 3, 2014
  6. MinnPost, "McFadden wins Minnesota GOP U.S. Senate endorsement on 10th ballot," accessed June 3, 2014
  7. CBS Minnesota, "Abeler Says He’ll Take Weekend To Decide On Senate," accessed June 3, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Twin Cities, "Minnesota GOP: McFadden endorsed for Senate on 10th ballot," accessed June 3, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 MinnPost, "Former U.S. Sens. Norm Coleman and Rod Grams are honorary chairs of McFadden for Senate," accessed June 3, 2014
  10. Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate, "More State Legislators & GOP Activists Endorse Mike McFadden," accessed June 3, 2014
  11. YouTube, "Stitches," accessed May 8, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Mike McFadden Summary Report," accessed April 24, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Mike McFadden July Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Mike McFadden October Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Mike McFadden Year-End," accessed April 24, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Mike McFadden April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 16, 2014