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Minnesota Finance Summary
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Political Profile

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
Committee Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
Committee Expenditures
Top Candidates
Candidate
Total Contributions
Total Expenditures
Tim Walz $9,314,803.24$9,905,440.30
Thomas Stiehm $9,193,701.37$29,494.96
Scott Jensen $6,210,359.62$5,319,258.22
Keith Ellison $2,061,768.96$1,763,302.73
Steve Simon $1,557,188.88$1,170,345.02
James Schultz $1,253,159.40$1,078,267.58
Dennis J Smith $1,021,833.05$376,890.12
Paul Gazelka $693,380.50$386,649.20
Kendall Qualls $678,493.77$646,219.29
Doug Wardlow $516,963.24$524,555.52
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Top Committees
Committee
Total Contributions
Total Expenditures
MN DFL State Central Committee $23,116,854.02$23,925,152.24
Alliance for a Better Minnesota Action Fund $15,533,286.49$15,882,362.54
DGA Victory Fund $12,246,309.02$11,610,545.93
DFL House Caucus $8,078,697.96$11,874,230.64
DFL Senate Caucus $7,725,141.08$11,479,754.06
2022 Fund (Fka 2018 Fund) $6,770,500.00$6,770,000.00
Education Minn PAC $4,609,155.44$8,384,038.71
Deloitte PAC $3,509,462.93$3,396,034.63
Senate Victory Fund (Svf) $3,471,025.35$3,210,179.98
Safe Accessible Fair Elections Minnesota $3,291,000.00$3,290,455.74
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Recent Articles
Joel Williams | 01/03/2023

Elections for all 67 seats in the Minnesota State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 34-31-1 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 59 of 67 general elections were contested. The losing candidates …

Joel Williams | 01/03/2023

Elections for all 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Democrats held a 69-63-1 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 119 of 134 general elections were contested. The losing …

Joel Williams | 12/31/2022

Elections for all 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Democrats held a 69-63-1 majority heading into the election. Committee chair fundraising State legislative committee chairs set a committee’s legislative agenda. Some committee chairs raise significantly more money than their non-chair counterparts in the state legislature. The average …

Joel Williams | 12/31/2022

Elections for all 67 seats in the Minnesota State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 34-31-1 majority heading into the election. Committee chair fundraising State legislative committee chairs set a committee’s legislative agenda. Some committee chairs raise significantly more money than their non-chair counterparts in the state legislature. The average amount …

Joel Williams | 12/14/2022

5 Most Expensive Elections General elections for all 134 districts in the Minnesota House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 134 districts up for election in 2022, 119 had a General election with more than one candidate. Across all contested General elections, candidates raised $8.9 million. Incumbents raised an average of …