Minnesota Finance Summary
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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
Candidate
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Tim Walz $4,650,631.16$1,838,105.67
Dr Jensen Scott $1,490,673.73$716,280.38
Dennis Smith $1,013,414.81$249,589.33
Paul Gazelka $645,227.28$240,512.54
Kendall Qualls $545,395.75$368,195.50
Keith Ellison $540,931.88$272,299.80
Steve Simon $521,605.79$101,885.37
Doug Wardlow $390,604.94$394,383.90
Dr Shah Neil $303,398.22$280,987.27
Michelle Benson $266,836.81$229,710.20
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Top PACs
PAC
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
MN DFL State Central Committee $6,095,605.49$5,981,978.69
DGA Victory Fund $4,654,064.83$713,504.49
Education Minn PAC $2,465,194.49$1,964,639.49
DFL Senate Caucus $2,153,341.87$1,765,774.11
Deloitte PAC $2,048,344.16$1,957,465.44
DFL House Caucus $2,002,543.07$1,539,187.65
Senate Victory Fund (Svf) $1,828,418.49$635,936.76
Dlcc Victory Fund $1,488,348.69$658,630.11
Plan for Progress $1,353,500.01$1,337,936.48
Advance Minnesota Independent Expenditure Committee $1,294,490.90$199,802.09
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Top Lobbyists

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Top Donors
Donor
Contributions
Aggregated Unitemized Contributions $11,466,237.14
Gopac $1,217,500.00
Alida R Messinger $1,025,500.00
Edward W Snowdon Jr $850,000.00
Merle Chambers $603,000.00
Ohio Democratic Party $560,000.00
Klein Bank $540,000.00
Vance K Opperman $485,000.00
Quinn M Delaney $400,000.00
Martha W Gabbert $272,000.00
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Recent Articles
Kalyn Stralow | 05/18/2022

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon has raised $385,959 and spent $101,885 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Mar. 31, 2022. Simon is currently ranked sixth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle. Simon is a member …

Kalyn Stralow | 04/27/2022

In Minnesota politics, state-level candidates and PACs raised $36.9 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021. More than $5.2 million or 14.1 percent of all donations was raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list.  Top 10 Minnesota candidates (1/1/2021 – 12/31/21) Here are the 10 Minnesota candidates who have …

Transparency USA | 04/22/2022

When it comes to the money in Minnesota politics, these are the names that you viewed the most. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, PACs, and Payees) that generated the greatest interest in Q1 of 2022. Top Viewed Minnesota Candidates 1. Kelly Morrison 2. Tim Walz 3. Unknown URL: null 4. Paul Gazelka 5. John Burkel …

Kalyn Stralow | 04/18/2022

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 …

Kalyn Stralow | 04/11/2022

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman has raised $26,820 and spent $22,471 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. The speaker of the Minnesota House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Hortman is a …