ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Millions of dollars in attack ads and mailers are flying as the battle for control of Minnesota’s Legislature heats up.
New campaign finance reports released Wednesday provide a crucial look into some of the most contested races where that money is getting sent in the fight for the majority. Republicans are defending their House majority while Democrats hope to maintain control of the Senate.
Democratic fundraising arms for the House and Senate have outraised and outspent their GOP counterparts heading into the final weeks of the election season. And outside political groups are spending furiously on individual races because there are no statewide candidates on the ballot this year.
All 201 legislative seats are up for re-election. Reports show hundreds of thousands of dollars flowing into key seats across Minnesota.
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