Minnesota House DFL reports record fundraising numbers
St. Paul, Minnesota — The Minnesota House DFL announced strong fundraising amounts that continue to outpace 2016’s totals and are record totals for the caucus. For the January 1-October 22 reporting period, the Minnesota House DFL raised $4.520 million, up from $3.723 million in 2016 — a 21 percent increase. This comes after House DFLers outraised House Republicans in the previous four reporting periods.
The total number of contributions for the reporting period increased by 27 percent over 2016, and small dollar contributions are also up 59 percent for the 2018 cycle compared to 2016. Total fundraising for the cycle is at $5.402 million, up 13 percent compared to 2016.
“Despite unprecedented focus and spending on Minnesota House races from Republican outside groups, our record fundraising numbers have put us in position to retake the majority and start building a Minnesota that works better for all of us,” said House DFL Leader Melissa Hortman. “We’ve got outstanding candidates and momentum — we’re ready for the last week of the campaign.”
There is strong evidence of Democratic momentum across the country. Democrats have flipped 44 state legislative seats from red to blue since President Trump’s inauguration.