The Republican Party and GOP local party units were the biggest user of a campaign program that was cut by Governor Pawlenty. The program gave donors tax refunds for part of their contributions. AP has a story here.
Here’s the breakdown in Party contributions:
Republican Party and local party units – 42,469 contributions with $2,895,729 refunded.
DFL Party and local party units – 20,841 contributions with $1,107,660 refunded.
Independence Party and local party units – 175 contributions with $11,376 refunded.
Green Party and local party units- 255 contributions with $10,033 refunded.
Side note: Donors to DFL Rep. Joe Atkins, chair of the House Commerce Committee, relied the heaviest on the PCR. They received $32,960 in refunds. You can read the breakdown on candidate contributions here.