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Republican Honour earned $1.7 million last year

Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Minnesota campaigns, Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Democrats, Republicans Updated: November 26, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Republican candidate for governor Scott Honour earned $1.7 million last year and paid about $636,000 in state and federal taxes, according to the federal tax form summary he voluntarily disclosed.

He earned far more than any other gubernatorial candidate and paid far more in taxes. Honour paid more in taxes than any of the other candidates earned, according to tax information others have released.

Honour, an investment banker, also gave far more to charity than any of his rivals. According to the federal documents, he contributed $78,876 to charity.

Honour joins DFL Gov. Mark Dayton as well as Republicans Jeff Johnson and Dave Thompson in voluntarily disclosing his earning, tax payments and charitable deductions. Republican candidate Kurt Zellers released some tax information but not what he gave to charity. Republican Marty Seifert refused to release his tax information.

In addition to his income tax payments, Honour also paid $147,083 in property taxes last year.

Honour has not said how much of his own money he will put into his campaign or if he will personally contribute.

Dayton, an heir to the Dayton's department store fortune, put more than $3 million into his 2010 campaign for governor in 2010 but has said he will not self finance next year's re-election bid.

Honour Taxes by Rachel E. Stassen-Berger

Image: Scott Honour

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