McFadden allies with GOP for joint fundraising group

  • Updated: August 23, 2014 - 5:40 PM

GOP Senate candidate Mike McFadden spoke to patrons of the Northfield Ballroom on a campaign stop Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden has partnered with the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Republican Party of Minnesota to create McFadden Minnesota Victory Committee, a joint fundraising committee for his campaign against Democratic incumbent Sen. Al Franken.

Joint fundraising committees have become more popular since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling found that donors were no longer bound by overall limits on how much they could donate to candidates, political parties and political action committees.

Federal law still limits how much donors can give to each individual candidate and party, but donors can give to as many candidates and parties as they like. So teaming up to raise money with like-minded groups and candidates has become more lucrative.

Franken has several joint fundraising committees, including Franken MVPs, a collaboration between his campaign and his Midwest Values PAC. He has also established Franken Senate Victory 2014, a partnership with the Minnesota DFL Party.


Corey Mitchell



    Twenty years ago Tuesday, St. Paul police officers Ron Ryan Jr. and Tim Jones were killed in the line of duty. Ryan, 27, was shot by a small-time Iowa drug dealer he found napping in a car; a few hours later, the same man shot Jones, 36, and his police dog, Laser, as they closed in on him. The murders, the first of on-duty St. Paul officers in nearly 25 years, stunned the Twin Cities.

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