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Tom Bakk raised $208,000 in 2009 for governor run

State Sen. Tom Bakk reports today that he raised $208,682 in 2009 in his bid to get the DFL endorsement in the governor’s race.

He’s the chair of the Senate Tax Committee and says he has $137,830 cash on hand and that 1,278 individuals contributed to the campaign in ’09.

Reports for last year are due by the end of the month. Other gubernatorial candidates who have reported already are:

DFL
• House Speaker Margaret Kelliher Anderson — $254,000 in 2009, with nearly $80,000 of that in 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 1,900 donors, 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.

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.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 01/27/2010 - 09:26 am.

    Mr. Bakk does a good job of telling it like it is as it relates to both the near and long term budget concerns in our state. I don’t have to like the truth, but the fact that he is laying out the facts in a truthful manner is a refreshing change.

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