Alliance For A Better Minnesota
Minnesota Democrats have the financial upper hand in an election campaign where the party is seeking to maintain a firm grip on state government power, according to fundraising reports made public Wednesday.
An outside political group’s new television promotes Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour as having the toughest stance against the nation’s new health care law.
There’s a new player among outside groups seeking to shape Minnesota elections.
Special interest groups can spend the money to say almost whatever they want in a campaign commercial. And that’s what the liberal-leaning Alliance for a Better Minnesota does.
A group working to put Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature is launching a TV ad attacking Republican legislative majorities for the 2011 state government shutdown and property tax increases.
TV ads about Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack, Democrat Rick Nolan and the Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature are expected to start next week.
There were no budget meetings Wednesday between Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders. That brings the state one step closer to a government shutdown.
A Democratic-backed independent group spent $5.7 million on the race for Minnesota governor last year, mainly on TV ads attacking Republican Tom Emmer.
A new television commercial by the liberal group Alliance for a Better Minnesota accuses Republican Tom Emmer of planning to cut school aid if he’s elected.