Scoring a valuable endorsement, DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson has won support from the National Rifle Association.
In a statement, Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist and head of its political action fund, said, "We ask all Minnesota gun owners, hunters and NRA members to vote Lori Swanson for Attorney General on November 2."
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.