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Tribal PACs

Jun 20, 2012

Tribal PACs shut out Senate GOP caucus

Minnesota's Indian tribes have been spreading more political contributions to Republicans since they took over control of the Legislature in 2010. That trend is continuing this year, but with one notable exception: the Senate GOP caucus hasn't received a dime from the tribes.

Feb 3, 2012

Tribal gaming dollars go bipartisan

Indian tribes have been a powerful force in Minnesota politics for nearly two decades, bankrolling major political party groups with hundreds of thousands of dollars for their campaigns. In 2011 they spread their money almost evenly between DFLers and Republicans.

Nov 2, 2010

Tribal PACs give nearly $1.2 million in 2010 election

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 [...]

Jul 15, 2010

Campaign finance snapshot: Tribal gaming interests give big to DFL party units

Minnesota's three biggest tribal PACs have been big givers to DFL party units and candidates in recent election cycles, but this year they are seemingly on a pace to blow past their previous spending ranges.

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