Corporations, law firms and other interest groups are bankrolling today’s inaugural celebration for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. In all, they contributed nearly $25,000 to the mayor’s inauguration fund. While businesses aren’t allowed to give money to candidates’ campaigns in Minnesota, there’s nothing stopping them from supporting inaugurals. Such funds aren’t subject to contribution limits Read more

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew and a political action committee backing him have together raised $200,000 more than any other campaign. Coalition for a Better Minneapolis, an independent PAC running T.V. ads and sending mail promoting Andrew’s candidacy, reported raising $136,500 in campaign finance documents filed today. In a campaign document released Monday, Andrews reported Read more

DFLer Don Samuels’ campaign for mayor of Minneapolis is drawing support from an unlikely group of donors: Republicans. Samuels has received contributions from two former state Republican Party chairmen, a former Republican governor, a former federal prosecutor who served in the George W. Bush administration and Bush’s 2004 Minnesota campaign manager. “The reason that Don Read more