ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican challenger Jeff Johnson heading into Election Day.
Johnson raised more money than Dayton in the two-month period ending Sept. 16. But Dayton’s larger cash stockpile plus a bigger infusion from the state’s public campaign subsidy leaves the Democratic governor with nearly $1.7 million on hand compared to Johnson’s $866,000.READ MORE: Pike Township Home Destroyed In Fire
Fundraising reports that cover the two-month period from mid-July to mid-September were due to be released Wednesday, but both candidates announced their fundraising totals on Tuesday.READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial, Dec. 1 Live Updates: 5 More Jurors Seated, For 9 Total
Dayton’s campaign has reserved more than $1 million in ads, as has the DFL party and outside Democratic groups. Johnson has said he hopes to be on air by month’s end with his own ads.MORE NEWS: Gov. Walz Secures Federal Support To Expand Antibody Treatment And Vaccination Capacity
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