Dayton files first quarter campaign fundraising

Since the beginning of the year, Gov. Mark Dayton has raised more than $32,000 for his likely 2014 re-election bid.

That number comes from a report Dayton filed with the state’s campaign finance board today.

The documentation isn’t required; campaigns only have to tell the board how much they’ve raised once a year in non-election years.

But Dayton supports more regular disclosure, according to a statement sent out with the report.

Dayton has said repeatedly that he intends to run again in 2014, and he’s already secured the financial support of several of the state’s most prominent Democratic donors, including his ex-wife Alida Messinger and Sam Heins, one of President Barack Obama’s top fundraisers in Minnesota. Both gave the maximum $500.

Dayton’s coffers have also been filled with contributions from an array of labor organizations. All told, political groups have so far supplied Dayton’s campaign with $11,500.

Here’s the report:

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