Money ain’t for nothing…

A majority of the candidates for governor filed their 2009 campaign finance reports. The only candidate who didn’t file his campaign finance report or provide me with a summary page of their fundraising figures is Republican Tom Emmer.

Here’s the info (note – I included total raised which includes cash contributions from individuals, lobbyists, political party units, political committees and in-kind donations. I also note where a candidate loaned the campaign money)

Tom Bakk (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $208,182

Money left in the bank at end of year – $137,330

Total spent in 2009 – $202,594

Mark Dayton (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $641,821

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $16,772

Total spent in 2009 – $625,050

Loan to the campaign – $570,000

Matt Entenza (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $405,286

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $73,917

Total spent in 2009 – $333,769

Loan to campaign – $70,000

Susan Gaertner (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $110,828

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $4,347

Total spent in 2009 – $159,825

Bill Haas (Republican):

Amount raised in 2009 – $16,852

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $3,395

Total spent in 2009 – $5,507

David Hann (Republican):

Amount raised in 2009 – $35,006

Money left in bank at end of year – $8,255

Total spent in 2009- $26,752

Steve Kelley (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $187,249

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $39,541

Total spent in 2009 – $160,371

Loan to the campaign – $16,400

Margaret Anderson Kelliher (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $256,232

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $79,514

Total spent in 2009 – $176,834

John Marty (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $105,895

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $18,910

Total spent in 2009 – $126,625

Tom Rukavina (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $142,074

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $51,767

Total spent in 2009 – $97,263

R.T. Rybak (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $167,842

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $25,663

Total spent in 2009 – $172,100

Marty Seifert (Republican):

Amount raised in 2009 – $262,753

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $133,072

Total spent in 2009 – $142,293

Loan to campaign – $20,000

Paul Thissen (Democrat):

Amount raised in 2009 – $253,321

Money left in the bank at the end of the year – $89,939

Total spent in 2009 – $248,126

Loan to campaign – $20,000

  • Joel Clemmer

    Thanks for the timely raw summary. May I suggest a follow up article on a point more important than the nominal totals? Which candidates accepted special interest money from PACs and lobbyists and what was their take?

    In that regard, the complexion changes. Only one candidate refuses to enter office with obligations to special interests – Senator John Marty. Maybe it’s not about the quantity of the money but it’s quality?

    Joel Clemmer