Minnesota Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election is on November 3rd
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Minnesota Government:

Governor: Tim Walz (D)

Lieutenant Governor: Peggy Flanagan (D)

Attorney General: Keith Ellison (D)

Secretary of State: Steve Simon (D)

State Auditor: Julie Blaha (D)

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Campaign Finance Snapshot
Total Contributions
Candidate Contributions
PAC Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
PAC Expenditures
Top Candidates
CandidateTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
Tim Walz $876,441.27$272,548.66
Keith Ellison $171,222.34$296,971.17
Paul Thissen $133,150.00$153,496.97
Paul Thissen $133,150.00$153,496.97
Kelly Morrison $105,699.61$72,789.87
Karin Housley $94,550.00$31,089.74
Gretchen Piper $88,533.86$22,535.00
Erin Murphy $84,316.92$125,307.08
Stu Lourey $80,503.85$125,900.02
Greg J Pulles $77,399.05$27,532.38
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
MN DFL State Central Committee $9,386,429.91$7,645,228.53
Dga Victory Fund $4,832,052.64$4,817,683.81
DFL Senate Caucus $4,448,340.36$2,946,185.84
Win Minnesota Political Action Fund $4,315,667.65$3,425,667.65
DFL House Caucus $3,807,081.52$2,798,266.39
Education Minn PAC $3,431,785.20$2,268,642.77
Seiu Minn State Council Political Fund $2,834,468.65$1,688,329.91
Alliance for a Better Minnesota Action Fund $2,559,059.03$1,888,369.21
Dlcc Victory Fund $2,409,665.00$1,333,663.69
Senate Victory Fund (Svf) $2,341,520.24$1,841,933.97
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Recent Articles
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Contributing Writer | 10/05/2020

*This report first appeared on Ballotpedia as a part of our ongoing partnership. We are proud to provide campaign finance data to Ballotpedia for state-level elections. Learn more about our partnership here.* The value of money in state-level politics extends beyond purchasing power. Campaign cash allows candidates to promote their message and turn out their …

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Tracy Marshall | 08/24/2020

Now, exclusively at Transparency USA, you can directly compare the money in any state-level election. See all the candidates in a given race, side-by-side, along with their donations and expenditures. Because when you’re tracking a particular candidate, you want to know exactly how they stack up against their opponents at every stage of the election …

Contributing Writer | 08/18/2020

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 …

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Contributing Writer | 08/17/2020

According to a recent study* by Ballotpedia, 97.3 percent of state legislators seeking reelection have advanced to the general election. This turnover rate isn’t unique. In fact, it’s in line with the percentage of incumbents advancing from the primary to the general elections in 2018 (97 percent) and 2016 (97.5 percent). The caricature of the …

Contributing Writer | 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 …