GOP outfit plans $2.3M campaign in Minnesota governor’s race

By |2018-04-09T16:03:37-05:00April 9th, 2018|

The Republican Governors Association is planning a $2.3 million advertising buy for the Minnesota governor's race just days after former Gov. Tim Pawlenty entered. The ad reservation - which the RGA can cancel if it wishes - is a show of faith that a powerful national group believes Pawlenty can win the left-leaning state in November. Group spokesman Jon Thompson called Minnesota a top pick-up opportunity for Republicans due to Pawlenty's entrance. The ads will run on broadcast news channels in the final six weeks leading up to the November election. Reserving the commercial space early allows political groups to lock [...]

Walz, Coleman release fundraising totals in governor’s race

By |2018-01-09T06:42:51-06:00January 9th, 2018|

The rush for cash is on in the crowded race for Minnesota governor. Democratic candidate and Rep. Tim Walz said Monday his campaign had raised more than $1.1 million in 2017. Fellow Democrat and former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said he'd raised more than $800,000. It highlights the expensive race for the open governor's seat ahead as candidates jockey for support among their parties. Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson raised a combined $5 million in the 2014 election. Several other Democratic candidates did not release fundraising total, nor did any of the eight Republicans running. The final [...]

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