The general election for the attorney general of Minnesota will take place on November 8, 2022. In total, candidates running for Minnesota attorney general raised $2.9 million, received $710,000 in loans and spent $1.7 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 18, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries were held on Aug. 2, 2022.
Here’s the breakdown for the two candidates who are still in the running:
|Keith Ellison (Incumbent)||Democratic||$935,587.33||$0.00||$452,367.67||General|
The remaining $1.6 million raised in the race for Minnesota attorney general went to candidates who did not advance to the general election.
A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Minnesota attorney general compares to the seven other attorney general races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:
|Rank||State||Total Donations||Total Candidates||Active Candidates||Available Reporting Period|
|1||Texas||$30,761,114||11||3||1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022|
|2||California||$15,136,669.34||5||2||1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022|
|3||Arizona||$9,199,057||13||3||1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022|
|4||Florida||$7,141,500||4||2||1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022|
|5||Michigan||$5,276,457.07||6||4||1/1/2021 – 8/22/2022|
|6||Wisconsin||$3,763,143||6||2||1/1/2021 – 7/25/2022|
|7||Minnesota||$2,907,519||8||2||1/1/2021 – 7/18/2022|
|8||Ohio||$2,867,606||2||2||1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022|
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota candidate PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Name of Report||Reporting Period||Deadline|
|2022 January Annual||1/1/21 – 12/31/21||1/31/2022|
|Pre-Primary||1/1/22 – 7/18/22||7/25/2022|
|Pre-General||1/1/22 – 10/24/22||10/31/2022|
|2023 January Annual||1/1/22 – 12/31/22||1/31/2023|