American Crystal Sugar has donated political funds to most of the state's congressional lawmakers in 2011. The cooperative's primary political agenda is to see that price supports remain in place for U.S. sugar producers.

Received Supports sugar protections?

Sen. Amy Klobuchar $10,100 Yes

Sen. Al Franken $0 Yes

Rep. Michele Bachmann $0 Would not state a position

Rep. Chip Cravaack $5,000 Did not respond

Rep. Keith Ellison $5,000 Yes

Rep. John Kline $5,000 Would not state a position

Rep. Betty McCollum $5,000 Yes

Rep. Erik Paulsen $9,000 Did not respond

Rep. Collin Peterson $10,000 Yes

Rep. Tim Walz $10,000 Yes