by Paul Demko and Briana Bierschbach
Published: October 31, 2012
Tags: Ben Lien, Bruce Vogel, David Hann, DFL, Freedom Club, HRCC, Jay McNamar, Joe Radinovich, John Howe, John Persell, Kathy Lohmer, Keith Downey, Ken Martin, Larry Howes, Laurie McKendry, Mary Franson, Mary Liz Holberg, Mary Sawatzky, matt schmit, Melisa Franzen, Minnesota's Future, Pat Shortridge, Roz Peterson, RPM, Shannon Savick, Tim Faust, Tom DeGree
When it comes to spending by Minnesota’s political parties, the state DFL has emerged as the No. 1 player in the 2012 battle for control of Legislature.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: February 1, 2012
Tags: Alida Messinger, Amy Koch, Bob Cummins, Brad Rixmann, campaign finance, Educatin Minnesota, Geoff Michel, HRCC, John Boehner, Justine Haselow, Kurt Zellers, Mike Kennedy, Robert Haselow, Robert Ulrich, Stanley Hubbard, Steve Simon, Tarryl Clark, Zach Rodvold
The four partisan caucuses that make up the Minnesota Legislature raised millions of dollars for their campaigns in 2011.
With the inauguration of the first Democratic Minnesota governor in 24 years occurring on the last full day for lobbyists to give campaign contributions to the House and Senate DFL caucuses before the beginning of the legislative session, it's no surprise Education Minnesota president Tom Dooher's dance card was full on Monday. However...
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: November 2, 2010
Tags: 2010 election, Alliance for a Better Minnesota, HRCC, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Mark Dayton, Matt Entenza, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Prairie Island Indian Community, Senate Victory Fund, Shakopee Mdewankanton Sioux, Tom Emmer, Tom Horner, Tribal PACs
The 2010 Minnesota election is one that will undeniably be marked by the influence of third-party groups, which have put millions of dollars - some more than any of the governor candidates - to influence the outcome. In addition to the more than $5 million funneled into DFL candidate coffers via labor-backed group Alliance for a Better Minnesota, tribal political action committees have put nearly $1.2 million into mostly DFL hands so far this year.
House DFLers, who are trying to protect a sizable majority, swamped Republicans in fundraising through Oct. 18. But House Republicans spent more on independent expenditures in contested races.
The Minnesota Republican Party and state House and Senate GOP caucuses started 2009 with cash to spend on campaigning. But the House and Senate GOP caucuses raised less money than the last non-election year in 2007.