Sep 29, 2022 - Politics
Filings show Democratic candidates have edge in Minnesota campaign cash wars
Most Democrats running for statewide office in Minnesota entered the final seven-week stretch with a big cash advantage.
Why it matters: Campaigns need cash to get their message to voters.
Zoom in: Several GOP candidates posted strong fundraising numbers since the last reports were due, but it wasn't enough to close the gap.
- Committees for the DFL caucuses in the state House and Senate also have an edge, the reports, which cover money raised and spent through Sept. 20, show.
- Individual state legislative candidates didn't have to report this week.
Of note: Ryan Wilson, the GOP candidate for auditor, paid for most campaign expenses himself and reported those expenditures as "in-kind" contributions, which boosted his bottom line.
What to watch: Independent groups that can quickly raise and spend unlimited sums can have a big impact late in close races.
More Twin Cities stories
No stories could be found
Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Twin Cities.