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Rybak’s gov campaign raised $138,000 in 2009

The financial figures keep rolling in from candidates for governor; today, it’s R.T.

The financial figures keep rolling in from candidates for governor; today, it’s R.T. Rybak, who reports $138,000 raised in 2009 for his gubernatorial campaign.

But because he also ran a successful mayoral re-election campaign last year, he also reports a separate $389,000 for that effort.

His gubernatorial bid didn’t officially start until Nov. 5, the day after the Minneapolis election, so he’s also anxious to tell us that he has raised $140,000 so far in January. His campaign says they had 488 donors last year (with 203 more in January) and ended the year with $25,000 cash on hand.

For comparison, here’s our chart of the other candidates who’ve reported 2009 numbers so far:

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GOP

• State Rep. Marty Seifert — $222,000 in 2009, with 1,800 contributors and $75,000 in December. An additional $20,000 was transferred from his state House account,and he also lent the campaign another $20,000.
• State Rep. Tom Emmer — $105,000 in 2009, with a $10,000 in-kind contribution from himself and $50,000 coming in December.

DFL
• House Speaker Margaret Kelliher Anderson — $254,000 in 2009, with nearly $80,000 of that December. More than 1,400 people donated and Kelliher put in $250 of her own money.
• State Rep. Paul Thissen of Minneapolis — raised $233,000 from 1900 contributors. plus $20,000 of his own money.
• Matt Entenza, a former House leader — raised $300,000 in 2009, with more than 1,700 contributors.
• State Rep. Tom Rukavina — raised $135,000 with 1,133 donors.
• State Sen. Tom Bakk — raised $208,682 in 2009, has $137,830 cash on hand and had 1,278 contributors in ’09.