Governor Dayton has raised $80,321 since he took office in January. His campaign spent $55,187 between January 1 and July 1, mostly on things like legal fees, payroll for campaign staff and a contribution to the DFL Party. The campaign reports having $54,504 in the bank.
Dayton vowed to voluntarily disclose his fundraising activity on a quarterly basis even though he’s not required to do so by law. He’s been pushing for increased disclosure of campaign fundraising for politicians, political committees and political parties. He said the current disclosure dates don’t give the public a good idea of how political money is spent when the Legislature is in session. His proposal didn’t make any progress in the Republican controlled Legislature.
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