New forces driving DFL fundraising power

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 1, 2012 - 11:32 PM

Outside groups spending millions to win a Democratic Legislature. With millions to spend, the Alliance for a Better Minnesota and its allies are intent on winning a Democratic Legislature

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sunnyreaderNov. 1, 1210:01 PM

We need to reform the way we fund elections. What we are doing is self-destructive.

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dave9398Nov. 1, 1210:16 PM

Wow, so Unions and Daytons Ex are funding the Dems. This is news?

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jurburNov. 1, 1211:53 PM

Don't you just love it when Republicans cry foul when the Democrats become better players at the Republicans' campaign finance game then they are? They must have thought Dems were just going to sit on the sidelines while they stole the game again. And to quote Kurt Zellers of all people? An ethically-voided individual who knows all about weaving and a ducking.

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censormaxxNov. 2, 1212:06 AM

Looking forward to the leftists who live for saying that corporations aren't people to come here and say that unions aren't either. That one woman (Messinger) can spend so much money to buy her brand of politics is disgusting as well

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sherm137Nov. 2, 1212:49 AM

@censormaxx No one on the left side loves the fact that there are unlimited donations in politics. But the fact is if the left doesn't keep up with the right in terms of spending, it hinders itself greatly. Until there is campaign finance law, it's pretty difficult to cry foul since both sides have been doing for years, and the left has just recently caught up with the right. Which is just another reason why the right is so mad.

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codger1016Nov. 2, 1212:58 AM

Censormaxx... Is it OK for two brothers to buy Congress (Koch bros).

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Douglind33Nov. 2, 12 1:22 AM

PAC million$ are being wasted on insulting, simple-minded mailers and TV ads. Too bad that the next election cycle starts the day after this one ends.

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SUMMITNov. 2, 12 5:11 AM

wow censormaxx, I'm sure you think the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and all the big dollar supporters of republican candidates are righteous patriots. The double standard the teapublicans have is amazing.

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phatcatpatNov. 2, 12 6:08 AM

And liberals whine about out of state money pouring into the local GOP elections. It goes on in both parties... libs just tend to ignore that fact.

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phatcatpatNov. 2, 12 6:11 AM

Dayton's ex-wife is one of those 1%'rs that liberals despise. You think she pays any taxes? Doubtful.

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