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Campaign Finance

Jun 24, 2015

Both sides get ‘ready for Hillary’

Clinton fundraiser in Minnesota attracts well-heeled backers and predictable detractors.

Mar 20, 2015

Lobbyist spending continues to edge up

Lobbyist principals spent at least $62.8 million making their case to legislative, administration and metropolitan government officials last year.

Feb 4, 2015

State GOP remains weighed down by debt

Year-end reports filed with the campaign finance board found the Republican Party of Minnesota (RPM) still weighed down by debts accumulated years before, and considerably worse off financially than the DFL Party.

Oct 17, 2014

Incumbents hold funding edge in U.S. House

Republicans say momentum, not money, is key in two districts.

Aug 1, 2014

Gulf in fundraising for judicial candidates

In the Supreme Court races, the incumbents had sizeable fundraising leads over their challengers.

Jul 30, 2014

In money chase, GOP field still trails Dayton

The most recent round of fundraising disclosures finds the top-tier field picking up where they left off earlier this summer, which means each of the four GOP entrants is well behind Dayton’s strength in monetary terms

Jun 20, 2014

Campaign money: Indie spenders watch, wait

The DFL leads in party fundraising, but the conservative spending outlook is obscured by a big field of candidates for governor.

Apr 18, 2014

Dayton fundraising laps GOP gubernatorial field

The incumbent DFLer has five times the cash of his closest rivals.

Apr 18, 2014

After McCutcheon, a challenge to state’s ‘special sources’ law

Rep. Linda Runbeck and three other plaintiffs contend one aspect of the special sources limit effectively violates the free speech rights of both the candidates and donors.

Mar 19, 2014

Campaign finance reports hint at parties’ goals

For Democrats, the next two years are more about protecting political turf and keeping a political machine humming.

Oct 9, 2013

Minnesota GOP shows signs of resurgence

Sitting in his St. Paul office overlooking the Minnesota state Capitol, Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Keith Downey says there was a point in his life when, in his “wildest dreams,” he never would have imagined sitting at the helm of a state political party.

Oct 4, 2013

Chris Dahlberg: ‘I’m a scrapper’

The St. Louis County commissioner, Republican and now-retired member of the U.S. Army reserves kicked of his campaign for the U.S. Senate last week.

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