In Minnesota, the partisan composition among both state and federal elected officials largely favors Democratic candidates. Democrats control all five of the statewide elected offices, both U.S. Senate seats, and a majority of the state’s eight congressional seats.
But Minnesota is not firmly seated in the corner of the Democrat Party. Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton narrowly won the state in 2016 – a factor contributing to several election forecasters predicting Minnesota as a swing state. And at the state level, then-Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s last appearance on the ticket coincided with both state chambers landing under majority GOP control. Republicans currently retain majority control of the State Senate, while the State House flipped back to blue in 2018.
With the potential for either side to wrest control at the state-level, Transparency USA takes a look at who is funding the battle in Minnesota politics this election season. Here are the top ten donors to state-level political candidates and PACs in the 2020 election cycle so far:
Click on any name to fully explore contributions, expenditures and related details. The next Minnesota campaign finance report is due September 22. With the November elections right around the corner, Transparency USA will keep you informed as soon as the data is available to the public.