Correction: Because of an editing error, the Morning Hot Dish newsletter incorrectly listed the day that U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is speaking at the Minnesota Republican Party's Elephant Club luncheon.
The event is Wednesday, Oct. 10. The luncheon is at the Hilton Minneapolis, from noon to 1 p.m.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.