Minnesota Finance Summary
The 2020 General Election was 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
Gretchen Piper $156,314.69$142,498.30
Paul Thissen $140,425.00$198,473.88
Paul Thissen $140,425.00$198,473.88
Lindsey Port $134,856.71$162,032.68
Kelly Morrison $134,642.11$156,538.54
Aleta Borrud $121,521.36$125,646.52
Ann Johnson Stewart $120,965.87$213,906.53
Greg J Pulles $115,949.05$105,771.51
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
MN DFL State Central Committee $12,842,608.69$8,705,238.73
DFL Senate Caucus $6,757,172.38$5,226,394.14
Alliance for a Better Minnesota Action Fund $6,229,334.05$2,961,064.05
DFL House Caucus $5,822,152.93$4,006,188.10
Win Minnesota Political Action Fund $5,060,044.72$5,205,044.72
Dga Victory Fund $4,945,569.30$4,971,940.22
2020 Fund (Fka 2018 Fund) $4,450,000.00$3,757,000.00
Education Minn PAC $4,273,845.70$3,622,504.64
Senate Victory Fund (Svf) $3,011,540.19$2,848,082.60
Seiu Minn State Council Political Fund $2,834,468.65$2,508,205.85
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Contributing Writer | 10/05/2020

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Contributing Writer | 08/18/2020

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