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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Seeking re-election, Dayton has $733K at the ready

  • Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's re-election campaign is off to a measured fundraising pace for the year, taking in about $189,000 from January through March.
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  • Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's re-election campaign is off to a measured fundraising pace for the year, taking in about $189,000 from January through March.
    The tally announced Monday left him with $733,000 as of April 1. Candidates for office have until Tuesday to submit quarterly fundraising reports.
    Of Dayton's Republican challengers, only businessman Scott Honour released his totals sooner. Honour says he took in about $200,000 and made a personal contribution of another $50,000. He didn't provide his available cash figure.
    Dayton has made personal loans to his political campaigns before, but he hasn't said if he will go that route this time. In 2010, Dayton loaned his campaign about $3.9 million.
    Candidates for state office are restricted from taking lobbyist and political action committee money during legislative sessions.

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