ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The cash churn in Minnesota politics is in full gear with the election drawing within sight.
Fundraising figures were being made public Wednesday for state candidates, political parties and independent groups. Their reports will cover fundraising and spending through Sept. 16.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson gave a sneak peek on Tuesday. They pulled in roughly the same amount over the roughly two-month period covered in the reports, but Dayton enjoys a wide cash advantage with the election less seven weeks out. Both owed significant portions of their in-take to a public campaign subsidy.
The money race will have a bearing on how many ads, mailings and canvassers voters will see between now and Nov. 4.