Campaign Spending

Bill To Force More Disclosure Of Campaign Spending DefeatedA bill that would have forced some groups active in Minnesota campaigns to disclose more details about their spending late in races has been defeated. The House Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee turned the bill back Thursday, with opponents arguing it will discourage political participation.
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Foes Of Gay Marriage Outspent 10 To 1 In Minn.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.
Parry Lags Quist In Cash In 1st Dist. GOP PrimaryRepublican Mike Parry is running a shoestring primary campaign in southern Minnesota as he lags fellow Republican Allen Quist in fundraising.
Dems Lost Minn. Senate Despite Huge Financial EdgeRepublicans captured the Minnesota Senate last election despite being considerably outspent by then-majority Democrats.
GOP Won Minn. House With Fewer Dollars Than DemsThe Republican caucus that took control of the Minnesota House last November spent only about two-thirds as much as Democrats did.
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