Democrat Mark Dayton outspent Republican Tom Emmer in the race for governor. Dayton reports spending $5.3 million in 2009 and 2010. $3.9 million of it was Dayton’s own money.
Meanwhile, Republican Tom Emmer spent $2.8 million over the same time period.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org