DFL-friendly political fund Alliance for a Better Minnesota reported raising $2.3 million since the last campaign finance reporting period in late September, bringing its total this election cycle to $5.3 million.
The labor-backed group spent most of that cash, having about $506,000 in the bank, according to campaign finance documents released Tuesday. Most of the money was spent on polling, online targeting, mailings and television advertisements attacking GOP nominee Tom Emmer.
Almost all of the Alliance’s money came from large donations from progressive PACs the 2010 Fund, which raised about $2.3 million this election cycle, and WIN Minnesota, which reported raising nearly $3.4 million. That puts the total DFL third party group intake at about $5.7 million, all of which will be spent before Nov. 2, WIN Minnesota head Ken Martin said.
The Alliance planned to spend $600,000 in days leading up to the election re-running a commercial drawing attention to Emmer’s past DUIs.