The third quarter of mandatory federal campaign filings found Rep. Pete Stauber coming in under his previous filings, raising $238,295 for the quarter ending in September.

Through three quarters, Stauber, R-Hermantown, has built to $540,623 in cash on hand, and has spent $108,384 — all figures declared prior to Tuesday's mandatory federal campaign finance filing deadline.

Legislating and quietly running alone, Stauber had raised $277,488 in quarter one through March, while adding $355,404 for the quarter ending in June.

So far at the start of quarter four, three Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates have joined the race for the 8th Congressional District seat up for election in 2020. Diabetes advocate Quinn Nystrom, Iron Range newcomer Marje Holmstrom-Sabo and Bemidji DFL activist Soren Sorensen were the first to either announce or confirm their candidacies.

They'll need to begin filing campaign earnings and expenditures with the Federal Election Commission in January.