MN Forward, a group mostly funded by corporate money, reports raising $1.9 million in 2010. The group, which was heavily criticized along with Target Corporation for supporting Republican Tom Emmer, spent $1.3 million of those funds working to elect Emmer. Hubbard Broadcasting, Federated Insurance and Davisco Foods, a subsidiary of Cambria, gave $150,000 each to the group. Rosen’s Diversified, which is the company owned by State Sen. Julie Rosen and her husband, gave $160,000 to the group.
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