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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Filing show races for state legislature topped $1M

The 2016 election was surprisingly expensive for candidates and parties wishing to take control of the Minnesota State Legislature.

Brian Bakst of Minnesota Public Radio:

At least three races for seats in the Minnesota Legislature burst through the $1 million barrier in 2016, a year that saw spending by parties and outside groups swamp the amount candidates themselves mustered.

Preliminary figures show that so-called independent expenditures, which candidates can’t have any say in, reached nearly $21 million. That’s based on reports filed by Tuesday’s deadline and made public Wednesday, with some data still missing. Candidates spent about $11.6 million.

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