The cash contest: Dayton leads Republicans in cash; Honour leads all in revenue
July 29, 2014 — 12:10pm
By Rachel E. Stassen-Berger and Glenn Howatt
Facing an August primary, Republicans are spending money quickly but DFL Gov. Mark Dayton hoarding more cash until the GOP sorts out its contest, according to recent campaign finance reports.
In the required pre-primary reports, Dayton has held on to nearly $850,000 of the cash he has raised despite spending more per day on his campaign operations than his would-be Republican rivals.
Republican Scott Honour, one of four men with organized campaigns for the GOP primary next month, spent nearly as much per day and had more than $540,000 left to spend in the build up to the primary. Honour, a first time candidate whose background, has brought in nearly $1.8 million for his campaign, half of it from personal loans to his campaign.
Dig into all the numbers -- including those from Republican-endorsed Jeff Johnson, Rep. Kurt Zellers and former Rep. Marty Seifert -- below:
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DFL Gov. Mark Dayton brought in just over $200,000 from individuals, $42,000 from political committees, including the states largest unions, and about $19,000 from lobbyists for his re-election campaign, according to the campaign finance report he has released.