Rep. Cramer has big cash advantage over challenger

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Campaign disclosure reports show Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has a more than $900,000 financial advantage over Democratic challenger Ben Hanson.

Cramer's most recent Federal Election Commission disclosure filing says he has raised more than $1 million in his re-election bid. Filings show he has almost $952,000 in his campaign treasury, after expenses.

Filings show Hanson has raised about $115,000 and has about $47,000 cash on hand.

Hanson is a commercial real estate broker from Fargo and served in the state House from 2013 to 2016.

Cramer is a former state Republican director and party chairman. He ran twice for the U.S. House in the 1990s, losing to incumbent Democrat Earl Pomeroy in 1996 and 1998, before winning in 2012.