Dems Lost Minn. Senate Despite Huge Financial Edge

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans captured the Minnesota Senate last election despite being considerably outspent by then-majority Democrats.

End-of-year campaign reports reflect the disparity. The DFL Senate Caucus raised and spent more than $2.5 million compared with the $910,000 by the Senate Victory Fund run by Republicans.

Democrats held a 25-seat majority heading into November. They began this year in the minority for the first time in decades, with Republicans in control by a 37-30 edge.

Republicans finished 2010 with $100,000 in the bank, aided by a December fundraising push after their surprising takeover. Democrats began the new year with about $1,500 leftover.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. Stimulus Package says:

    I blame it on Obama. Has he ever watched his campaign speeches? I can hear him now “Did I say that”? Stimulate this Obama and your Dem counterparts.

  2. Marshall says:

    Chalk it up to a more informed and upset public. The ‘party’ is over.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Goin' To The Lake
The Leaderboard

Listen Live