Paul Gazelka raised more than any other Republican State Senate candidate or officeholder in Minnesota

Minnesota Republican State Senate candidates and officeholders have raised $3.3 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state senators and candidates, Paul Gazelka has raised more than any other Republican.

Gazelka is the representative for Minnesota State Senate District 9 and is running for Governor of Minnesota in 2022. Gazelka raised $693,381 and spent $461,508 between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 18, 2022. According to Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to Gazelka.

Paul Gazelka’s Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 7/18/2022)

Of the $693,381 in reported donations, $121,393 came from these 10 donors:

Total Donations Name Type
$71,393 Paul Gazelka Campaign* ENTITY
$8,000 David Saggau INDIVIDUAL
$8,000 Morrison County RPM ENTITY
$5,000 Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund ENTITY
$5,000 Minnesota Pipe Trades Association PAC Fund ENTITY
$5,000 North Central States Carpenters PAC ENTITY
$5,000 North Star Sfaa-PAC ENTITY
$5,000 Thomas Lowe INDIVIDUAL
$5,000 Ward Einess Campaign ENTITY
$4,000 Alan Hodnik INDIVIDUAL

*This transaction reflects a contribution reported by the “ Gazelka (Paul) for Governor” campaign account from the “Paul Gazelka Campaign” account.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Paul Gazelka’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Annual 1/31/2022
2022 Q1 4/14/2022
2022 Q2 6/14/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/25/2022
2022 Q3 9/27/2022
2022 Q4 10/31/2022
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.




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