Money begets money and the cash has been gotten in Minnesota politics
October 22, 2010 — 9:37am
The money taps will be gushing in the final days before the 2010 election.
According to reports filed in the last week, Minnesota state political organizations have gotten more than $500,000 in since Tuesday with the bulk of it flowing to or from labor and Democratic friendly organizations.
In campaign finance documents, Unite Here's state political organization, the AFL-CIO's state fund and the teacher's union PAC have gotten $200,000, $100,000 and $160,000 respectively in the last week.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
It takes a certain sort of magic for a presidential debate to shift a race, it seems, some weird alchemy combining ingredients like viewership and mistakes and perceptions and medium. It's almost never about policy.