Our Spotlight series highlights individual candidates, donors and PACs in state-level politics.
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Transparency USA | 08/25/2021

Across the 10 states included in Transparency USA’s database, several prominent women dominated donor lists in the 2020 election cycle. Some, like Karla Jurvetson and Deborah Simon, targeted key state-level elections across multiple swing states. Others focused their contributions closer to home, supporting candidates and PACs in their state of residence. While Transparency USA focuses …

Transparency USA | 03/17/2021

On both the state and federal level, Minnesota’s elected officials tend to trend in favor of Democratic candidates. Democrats control all five statewide elected offices, and both U.S. Senate seats; but only half of the state’s eight U.S. congressional seats. They also have control of the State House, while the GOP controls the State Senate. …

Transparency USA | 07/17/2020

Minnesota State Senator Karin Housley is a Republican serving Senate District 39, encompassing Forest Lake, Stillwater, and the St. Croix Valley, along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. She was first elected in 2012 and is currently serving her second term after being reelected in 2016. She serves as an assistant majority leader, chair of the Senate Family …