$200, according to the campaign disclosure report he filed with the Illinois State Board of Illinois.
Plus $122.49 that he had in his committee on July 1st.
The $200 raised in this reporting period came from a loan from his personal robots.
He reported spending $147.30, something state law does not require he reveal.
Merkel is running in District 4, which runs north from McHenry to Richmond and Spring Grove.