Tuesday marked the deadline for South Dakota's U.S. Senate candidates to file their quarterly campaign reports with the Federal Election Commission.
The FEC report for former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler shows the independent candidate took in $9,580 from individual contributors during the first three months of 2014. He also loaned himself nearly $30,000. Campaign expenses were $27,860 during the quarter, and Pressler's account showed about $36,750 on hand on March 31.
Pressler says he devoted the first three months of the year almost entirely to gathering signatures and he'll now turn to fundraising.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Larry Rhoden raised just shy of $16,000 during the first three months of 2014.
Rhoden's latest Federal Election Commission filing shows a little more than $78,000 in his campaign coffers at the end of the quarter, offset by slightly less than $7,000 in debt.
Totals for the state senator from Union Center came in at less than half of the nearly $38,000 he raised during the final quarter of 2013.
The other candidates likely filed but their numbers have not posted to the FEC website. Also seeking the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Tim Johnson are former Gov. Mike Rounds, state Rep. Stace Nelson of Fulton, Yankton attorney and soldier Jason Ravnsborg and Sioux Falls physician Annette Bosworth.
Rick Weiland is the sole Democratic candidate.
The other candidates likely filed but their numbers have not posted to the FEC website.