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Campaign Finance

Aug 10, 2015

Group backing Clinton gets $1M from anonymous donors

The main super PAC backing her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination accepted a $1 million contribution that cannot be traced.

Aug 6, 2015

Dayton drew big inaugural checks after election

Some checks flowed in as late as April, although a Dayton political adviser said it was a matter of money being collected months after it was pledged.

Jul 31, 2015

Campaign Finance – Reports

A14-1601 Minn. Voters Alliance v. Anoka-Hennepin School Dist. (Office of Admin. Hearings)

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

Jul 25, 2014

Why is there so much money in politics?

Maybe the problem isn’t that people want to put money into politics; maybe the real problem is that it pays to put a lot of money into politics.

Jul 23, 2014

Filling the GOP dollar gap

A new crop of conservative fundraising organizations have appeared over the last 18 months to build on existing mainstay groups geared up help candidates and causes.

Jul 18, 2014

Financial reports inform congressional races

About half of state’s congressional districts await competitive primary or general election battles.

Jul 9, 2014

Uneven compliance, weak penalties

A total of 22 legislative candidates and two candidates for constitutional office have failed to file campaign disclosure statements by the required deadline.

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 11, 2014

Schultz: The coming end of campaign finance reform

When the Roberts Supreme Court strikes down the last remaining Watergate-era campaign finance laws, the question will be: Who is to blame?

May 28, 2014

Shrinking line separates campaign donations from bribes

There are three big winners from the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that Sen. John McCain says might “dismantle entirely” campaign-finance laws: wealthy interests, greedy politicians and investigative journalists.

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