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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage may be winning the money race but supporters say they’re confident voters will approve it anyway.

Minnesotans United for All Families, the largest group opposing the amendment, held a 6-1 fundraising advantage over amendment supporters from Jan 1 to July 10. It raised about $3.8 million in the first part of the year to boost its grand total to just under $5.4 million.

Minnesota for Marriage, the largest group backing the amendment, has collected about $620,000 this year to raise its total to nearly $1.5 million.

But its chairman, John Helmberger, tells Minnesota Public Radio he’s not worried. He says dollars don’t change many minds, and the outcome will come down to turnout.

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