The U.S. Senate campaign is not the only one to bulk up staffing now that the 2014 election year is in full swing. Among others:
Last month, Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken added Alexandra Fetissoff, who had been in Franken's official office, as his campaign's communications director.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kurt Zellers added Zander Abrams, a political activist and son of longtime state representative now Judge Ron Abrams, as his political director.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton hired Jeremy Drucker as campaign communications director. Drucker, the Dayton campaign's fourth staffer, has worked in communications for both the state of Minnesota and DFL campaigns.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's sniping on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no new blockbuster accusations on the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November.
The Senate DFL caucus and House Republicans raised similar campaign dollars during the first quarter as they each try to defend their majority status in November, according to campaign finance reports released Friday.