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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.

Sep 26, 2012

DFL aligned PACs sitting on $1m-plus for campaign stretch

A trio of closely aligned Democratic independent political spending groups in Minnesota are sitting on just more than $1 million ahead of the November general election.

Aug 1, 2012

Democratic caucuses: exultant about cash haul, wary of conservative indy spenders

Despite their minority status in both the state House and Senate, the DFL caucuses significantly outperformed Republicans in fundraising from the beginning of January until the end of July.

Jul 20, 2012

DFL third-party and anti-amendment groups still winning the fundraising wars

A trio of DFL third-party groups -- comprised of Alliance for a Better Minnesota, Win Minnesota and the 2012 Fund -- are still significantly out-raising a slew of independent expenditures groups on the right. And in the battle of the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment -- the most high profile fight this cycle and drawing the most donations -- groups opposing the amendment are still pullin[...]

Feb 3, 2012

With state party in debt, Republican-aligned spending groups to play bigger role in elections

In the 2010 gubernatorial contest, independent expenditure groups played a crucial role in Mark Dayton’s narrow victory.

Sep 30, 2010

Common Cause files campaign finance complaint against Minnesota’s Future

Minnesota's Future, a conservative political organization, violated Minnesota's campaign finance rules by failing to properly disclose the names of its donors, according to a complaint filed by Common Cause Minnesota.

Sep 13, 2010

Washington gay-rights group starts MN political fund

The Washington gay rights group that contributed to Minnesota Democrats to counter money funneling to Republican governor candidate Tom Emmer is now looking to raise even more cash in the state.

Aug 3, 2010

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux, Holiday Companies put more money into political funds

Independent political funds continue to pile up donations in the run-up to next week's primary election. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community sent $50,000 to the WIN Minnesota Political Action Fund this week, an organization with the primary mission of electing a DFL governor for the first time in more than two decades

Jul 15, 2010

Campaign finance snapshot: Win Minnesota and its 2010 Fund sitting on $2 million

The single biggest lightning rod for progressive money thus far in 2010 is the upstart Win Minnesota PAC and its independent expenditures PAC, the 2010 Fund. The main organization, as Paul Demko wrote last fall before joining PIM, was created in 2009 with an eye toward electing a Democrat in this year's gubernatorial race. Together, the two PACs have over $2 million in cash on hand.

Feb 1, 2010

Today in PAC news: WIN Minnesota ramps up, Edinans for Erhardt shuts down

There are a couple of notable developments today in filings by Minnesota political action committees.

Oct 26, 2009

Heavyweight DFL donors look toward PAC to ensure party wins governor’s race

A group of major Democratic party donors and fundraisers is banding together to try to ensure that the DFL's generation-long drought in Minnesota gubernatorial politics ends in 2010.

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