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Nov 12, 2014

Why was Minnesota the election exception?

The DFL Party had more financial and technical resources than the state Republican Party and deployed those resources more effectively.

Oct 31, 2014

Parties, outside groups pour money into swing districts

The Democrats’ central party fund spent some $2.2 million on independent expenditures and had about $440,000 cash on hand as of the Oct. 20 reporting date, which edges out Republican numbers.

Oct 22, 2014

Suburban battleground

East Metro DFLers have an election fight on their hands.

Jul 16, 2014

A little help from their friends, part I

DFL-aligned spending groups marshal their forces.

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.

Jun 18, 2014

The Capitol Note: DFLer Dayton leads fundraising ahead of GOP primary fight

Gov. Mark Dayton continues to lead the fundraising contest against his GOP opponents -- the four of whom must still compete in an August primary -- with more than $750,000 cash on hand, according to campaign finance documents released Tuesday.

Apr 18, 2014

Strom: Money is bad! Money is good!

To hear the left tell it, they are the plucky little Davids against a growing tide of conservative corporate cash threatening to drown politics in oligarchic money.

Sep 18, 2013

Top GOP donors pitch coordinated campaign in 2014

Longtime Republican donors Stanley Hubbard and Tom Rosen are mounting a campaign of their own this year. The broadcasting magnate and beef processing CEO are trying to get a vast and complicated web of GOP donors, operatives and activists to march in step when it comes to the 2014 elections.

Jun 5, 2013

MN Jobs Coalition seeks to bolster GOP prospects in 2014

In recent election cycles, Alliance for a Better Minnesota has galvanized support for DFL candidates and causes. The Minnesota Jobs Coalition is hoping to play a similar role on behalf of Republicans.

Oct 31, 2012

GOP-aligned business PACs outspend Democratic counterpart

GOP-aligned independent groups have rushed to fill the campaign spending gap that Republicans face in their battle for continued control of the Minnesota Legislature.

Oct 30, 2012

Independent groups pump money into legislative races

The six major business-backed spending groups have poured more than $2.6 million worth of independent expenditures into legislative races as of October 22. Campaign finance reports released today show that a national GOP political group has pumped more than half a million dollars this month in the bid to preserve GOP control of the Legislature.

Oct 26, 2012

Death, taxes, Eagan: suburban district is a key battleground once again

With no groundswell predicted for either party in this year’s election, the legislative races in Eagan’s District 51 are once again likely to prove pivotal in GOP efforts to retain control of the Legislature.

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