These are the most expensive contested elections in the Minnesota Senate

Elections for all 67 seats in the Minnesota State Senate will take place on Nov. 8, 2022.

This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the State Senate.

This information comes from candidate reports to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through July 18, 2022.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

#1 District 45 – $439,228

Kelly Morrison (D) raised $246,576 and Kathleen Fowke (R) raised $192,652.

#2 District 24 – $162,494

Incumbent Carla Nelson (R) raised $44,606 and Aleta Borrud (D) raised $117,888.

#3 District 36 – $134,057

Incumbent Roger Chamberlain (R) raised $66,160 and Heather Gustafson (D) raised $67,897.

#4 District 3 – $133,746

Grant Hauschild (D) raised $100,655 and Andrea Zupancich (R) raised $33,091.

#5 District 14 – $124,636

Incumbent Aric Putnam (D) raised $81,181 and Tama Theis (R) raised $43,455.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. 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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

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.