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Johnson Says Donors Gave His Minn. Gov Run $240k

Another Republican has provided details on his 2013 fundraising in the Minnesota governor’s race Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson told supporters in an email he collected $240,000 from donors, which is twice the amount a rival brought it. Earlier in the week, state Sen. Dave Thompson said he raised $120,000 last year. Johnson and Thompson are the two candidates competing hardest for the GOP endorsement at the May state convention. The other candidates in the running won’t rule out primary bids in August. The winner of that contest will take on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November.

01/11/2014

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Minn. Campaign Regulators Elect New Chairwoman

Former state Sen. Deanna Wiener is the new chairwoman of the Minnesota regulatory board that polices campaign fundraising and spending. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board elevated Wiener to the leadership position Tuesday.

09/10/2013

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Franken Has $3M In Reserve For Minn. Senate Race

Democratic Sen. Al Franken has added significantly to his campaign stockpile in the last three months, leaving him with $3 million in reserve as the 2014 Minnesota Senate race takes shape. Franken reported April-to-June figures on Thursday, during which he says he raised nearly $2 million.

07/11/2013

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Bills Lags Klobuchar On Minn. Senate Money Front

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar had a 70-to-1 cash advantage over Republican challenger Kurt Bills as their low-visibility race reached its final month.

10/18/2012

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Bachmann Notches $4.5M For Minn. Election Bid

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has scooped up another $4.5 million for her Minnesota re-election campaign and entered the stretch run with a healthy amount in reserve.

10/12/2012

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Minn. To Keep Enforcing Campaign Disclosure Law

Minnesota’s top campaign regulator said Monday the state will continue requiring political groups to disclose campaign fundraising and spending this fall despite a federal appeals court ruling last week that found part of the law “most likely unconstitutional.”

09/10/2012

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GOP’s Kline Has Money Edge In Minn.’s 2nd District

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. John Kline has about six times as much campaign cash as his Democratic challenger as he seeks a sixth term in a reshaped suburban Twin Cities district. Kline’s […]

08/03/2012