DFL caucuses to raise money on eve of session

What will Mark Dayton be doing after he’s sworn in as governor Monday?

Helping Democrats in the Legislature raise money.

It’s against state law for political caucuses to raise money during the legislative session, so they plan to do it the day before the session starts on Tuesday.

Senate Republicans have already sent out the invites for a fundraiser of their own Monday.

Now Democrats in both the House and Senate have announced their plans to collect some cash, with the help of the new governor.

Here’s the invitation:

DFL Senate Caucus Leader

Tom Bakk

DFL House Caucus Leader

Paul Thissen

Request your company for a first-ever joint

Senate/House DFL Caucuses Fundraiser

With Special Guests:

Mark Dayton

Minnesota’s Next Governor

& the last DFL Minority Leader Matt Entenza

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saint Paul Hotel | 350 Market Street | St. Paul

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Leadership Reception -James J Hill Room

$5,000 per organization donation

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Joint Senate & House DFL Caucuses Reception -Promenade Room

Suggested Contribution Levels:

$1,000 | $500 | $250

*Please make out two checks – one to each body for the fundraiser*

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