Democrats hold wide cash advantage over Minn. GOP

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: October 21, 2010 - 12:39 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's Democratic Party raised twice as much money as Republicans last month and had far more in the bank entering the October campaign sprint.

Monthly financial reports filed with federal election regulators show that Democrats pulled in $770,000 to the Republicans' $327,000 in September. Both parties are carrying substantial debt, but the state GOP owes twice as much to vendors and employees.

The report from state Democrats showed $277,000 in available cash at the start of October. Republicans had $7,200.

The money chase among parties matters because they have a large hand in get-out-the-vote efforts in the leadup to Election Day.

Both parties have had big-name politicians in town for October fundraisers. Both parties also maintain state fundraising accounts and will report on those next week.

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