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 $1,278,903.62$479,647.54
Keith Ellison $222,622.55$405,480.07
Paul Thissen $184,425.00$249,037.91
Paul Thissen $184,425.00$249,037.91
Gretchen Piper $160,314.69$179,428.23
Lindsey Port $140,844.76$260,309.09
Kelly Morrison $139,830.90$186,074.13
Aleta Borrud $127,080.90$203,556.38
Ann Johnson Stewart $123,975.12$255,512.99
Greg J Pulles $120,249.05$131,750.18
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Top PACs
PACTotal DonationsTotal Expenditures
MN DFL State Central Committee $15,997,472.89$10,895,085.74
DFL Senate Caucus $7,603,107.81$7,010,381.27
Alliance for a Better Minnesota Action Fund $7,483,849.16$1,637,864.55
DFL House Caucus $6,658,395.88$4,210,784.82
Win Minnesota Political Action Fund $5,203,037.97$5,272,037.97
Dga Victory Fund $5,072,135.96$4,987,871.44
Education Minn PAC $4,924,011.93$4,874,633.57
2020 Fund (Fka 2018 Fund) $4,735,000.00$4,862,000.00
Senate Victory Fund (Svf) $3,333,161.55$3,485,984.59
Seiu Minn State Council Political Fund $3,044,308.52$3,037,718.41
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Recent Articles
Transparency USA | 04/09/2021

When it comes to the money in Minnesota politics, these are the names that you are viewing the most so far this year. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, PACs, and Payees) that are generating the greatest interest in Q1 of 2021. Top Viewed Minnesota Candidates 1. Erik Mortensen 2. Paul Gazelka 3. Mary …

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. …

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Transparency USA | 03/02/2021

The For the People Act of 2021—known as H.R. 1 in the House and S.1 in the Senate—was introduced in the US House on January 4 as a primary concern of the Biden administration, and passed in the U.S. House on March 3rd. An almost identical bill was introduced in 2019, and passed in the …

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Transparency USA | 02/12/2021

The stakes were particularly high for the 2020 elections, and not just for the presidency. At the state-level, some of the most closely watched races were Democratic efforts to flip swing state legislatures blue and take control of the upcoming redistricting process. What’s At Stake  Simply put, redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundary …

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Tracy Marshall | 12/01/2020

With threats to blacklist Trump supporters making headlines, Transparency USA has been getting questions about whether political donors can be “doxxed,” along with requests to remove donors’ names from our site. It’s worth noting that doxxing doesn’t just happen on one side of the aisle. This fall, among other examples, celebrity rapper Cardi B reported …