The Alliance for a Better Minnesota was the biggest spender in last year’s race for governor. The group, which is backed by labor unions, Native American Tribes, wealthy DFL donors and the Democratic Governor’s Association, spent $5.7 million in the race.
That spending eclipsed two outside groups that were working to elect Republican Tom Emmer. Minnesota’s Future, funded mostly by the Republican Governor’s Association, spent $1.4 million on the race. MN Forward, a group backed by businesses like Target and Best Buy, spent almost $1.8 million.