The group on the losing end of a gay marriage legalization debate in Minnesota has confirmed it was significantly outspent on legislative lobbying. Minnesota for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, said Friday that it spent more than $200,000 to try to defeat the measure.
Republican Mike Parry is running a shoestring primary campaign in southern Minnesota as he lags fellow Republican Allen Quist in fundraising.
Republicans captured the Minnesota Senate last election despite being considerably outspent by then-majority Democrats.
The Republican caucus that took control of the Minnesota House last November spent only about two-thirds as much as Democrats did.