These are the results in the top five most expensive Minnesota State Senate elections

General elections for all 67 districts in the Minnesota State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 67 districts up for election in 2022, 59 had a general election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $8.3 million. Incumbents raised an average of $78,494 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $58,486 per candidate.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five general elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 45 $722,283 Ann Rest (D) Kelly Morrison and Kathleen Fowke
District 3 $268,533 Thomas Bakk (I) Grant Hauschild and Andrea Zupancich
District 41 $267,078 Mary Kunesh-Podein (D) Tom Dippel and Judy Seeberger
District 24 $266,900 John Jasinski (R) Carla Nelson and Aleta Borrud
District 50 $255,989 Melissa Halvorson Wiklund (D) Alice Mann and Doug Fulton

The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.

#1 District 45 – $722,283

Kelly Morrison raised $366,589 and Kathleen Fowke raised $355,694.

Kelly Morrison won with 56 percent of the vote and Kathleen Fowke received 44 percent of the vote.

#2 District 3 – $268,533

Grant Hauschild raised $157,241 and Andrea Zupancich raised $111,292.

Grant Hauschild won with 51 percent of the vote and Andrea Zupancich received 49 percent of the vote.

#3 District 41 – $267,078

Tom Dippel raised $134,483 and Judy Seeberger raised $132,594.

Tom Dippel received and Judy Seeberger received.

#4 District 24 – $266,900

Incumbent Carla Nelson raised $97,053 and Aleta Borrud raised $169,846.

Carla Nelson won with 58 percent of the vote and Aleta Borrud received 42 percent of the vote.

#5 District 50 – $255,989

Doug Fulton raised $158,200 and Alice Mann raised $97,789.

Alice Mann won with 63 percent of the vote and Doug Fulton received 37 percent of the vote.

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.

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.