The general election for Governor of Minnesota will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Minnesota governor have raised $8.3 million, received $27,100 in loans, and spent $4.1 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 8, 2022.
Here’s the breakdown for the 11 candidates who are still in the running:
Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 3/31/2022
|Tim Walz (Incumbent)||Democratic||$4,650,631.16||$0.00||$1,838,105.67||Primary|
|Dr Shah Neil||Republican||$303,398.22||$0.00||$280,987.27||Primary|
|Hugh McTavish||Independence of Minnesota||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||General|
The remaining $326,594 raised in the race for Minnesota governor went to candidates who have withdrawn.
Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle
A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Minnesota governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:
|Rank||State||Total Donations||Total Candidates||Active Candidates||Election Stage||Available Reporting Period|
|1||Florida||$106,753,115||12||10||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|2||Texas||$72,717,055||24||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022|
|3||Pennsylvania||$55,727,674||20||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022|
|4||Arizona||$24,376,884||15||12||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022|
|5||Ohio||$22,113,468||9||5||General Election||1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022|
|6||Michigan||$20,716,429||16||7||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022|
|7||California||$13,997,678||32||2||General Election||1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022|
|8||Wisconsin||$13,933,407||10||9||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022|
|9||Minnesota||$8,263,072||14||11||Primary Election||1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022|
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota candidate PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/25/2022|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2023|
This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.