One theory as to why Emmer failed to catch a GOP wave that swept the nation is that he never recovered from a bruising month of July.
The 2010 Minnesota election is one that will undeniably be marked by the influence of third-party groups, which have put millions of dollars - some more than any of the governor candidates - to influence the outcome. In addition to the more than $5 million funneled into DFL candidate coffers via labor-backed group Alliance for a Better Minnesota, tribal political action committees have put nearly [...]
DFL-friendly group 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.
It's getting down to the final days of the 2010 campaign season, and candidates and third-party groups are rapidly releasing television ads in the Minnesota governor's race before Election Day arrives.
Republican nominee Tom Emmer's campaign has booked nearly $800,000 worth of network television time in the Twin Cities for the final three weeks of the governor's race. That far surpasses the air time currently reserved by his two principal rivals in the gubernatorial contest.
The Alliance for a Better Minnesota is leading spending in the Minnesota governor's race by third party groups, with almost all of its $2.9 million already spent on ads against GOP gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer. But the Alliance is not the group raking in the cash.
Union-backed independent political expenditure group Alliance for a Better Minnesota is out raising - and spending - pro-business group MN Forward in the Minnesota governor's race.
The new Alliance for a Better Minnesota ad new ad attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer has been put to the test three times now, and the results show the ad to be technically accurate, but misleading.
Progressive group Alliance for a Better Minnesota has released its third ad of the campaign season, and it's the third to attack GOP-endorsed candidate for governor Tom Emmer. The new ad, called "Light," features a woman named Margaret Everson, whose son was killed in a drunk driving accident.
A Democrat-friendly fund and a new pro-business group are flexing their fundraising muscles as they collect millions to use in Minnesota elections this year.
A panel of three administrative law judges has shot down the state House Republican Campaign Committee's complaint that a liberal-leaning Minnesota advocacy group misrepresented GOP House members in an online advertisement.
The state House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC) has taken legal action against a liberal-leaning Minnesota advocacy group over an online advertisement.
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