In Minnesota, the DFL State Central Committee has raised more than any other non-candidate political action committee (PAC) in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the DFL State Central Committee raised $3.81 million and spent $4.35 million between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021.
In Minnesota politics, donations to the DFL State Central Committee represent 13.06 percent of the $29.21 million all Minnesota state-level PACs have raised. Here are the DFL State Central Committee’s top donors and recipients, as reported to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Of the $3,814,819 raised in the 2022 election cycle, 63.41 percent came from the DFL State Central Committee’s top 10 donors.
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|1.||$456,378.26||DFL House Caucus||Entity|
|2.||$387,036.76||DFL Senate Caucus||Entity|
|3.||$340,000.00||Alida R Messinger||Individual|
|4.||$228,000.00||Education Minn PAC||Entity|
|5.||$205,000.00||North Carolina Democratic Party||Entity|
|6.||$202,500.00||Vance K Opperman||Individual|
|7.||$182,500.00||Pamela S and James D Deal||Individual|
|8.||$175,000.00||Afscme Council 5 People Fund||Entity|
|9.||$125,000.00||Laborers District Council of Minn & Nd Pol Fund||Entity|
On the expenditures side, the Minnesota DFL State Central Committee reported $4,348,914, with 72.36 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. Payees include both contribution recipients and vendors, as reported by the Minnesota DFL State Central Committee.
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|1.||$1,533,532.43||Drake Bank Federal||Entity|
|2.||$600,000.00||DFL Senate Caucus||Entity|
|3.||$289,772.31||Eftps Fed Tax Payment||Entity|
|6.||$125,961.82||Lockridge Grindal Nauen Pllp State Pol Fnd||Entity|
|7.||$110,500.00||Petersen Group LLC||Entity|
|10.||$63,701.94||Expedition Strategies LLC||Entity|
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/25/2022|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2023|
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