Minnesota Senate DFL Campaign Fundraising Momentum Continues 

April 15, 2022
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Minnesota Senate DFL Campaign Fundraising Momentum Continues 

Robust donor support in first quarter shows enthusiasm for DFL candidates and priorities 

Record-breaking fundraising by the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus Campaign showed no sign of slowing in the first quarter of 2022. With its official fundraising report filed, Senate DFLers reported raising over $400K in the first three months of the year.

Campaign Director Megan Hondl said the strong showing reaffirms the strong path to the majority for Senate Democrats.

“In every corner of the state, people are telling us – and showing us with their donations – that they want strong leaders who share their vision for a robust economy, safe communities and a brighter future,” said Hondl. “They reject in no uncertain terms the extremism, incompetence and fakery of Senate Republicans, who have shown us over and over that they are unwilling and unable to lead on any of the issues that are top of mind for Minnesotans.” 

The healthy Senate DFL fundraising results – more than the GOP Victory Fund or any other legislative caucus – has helped the Senate DFL Campaign and its candidates establish themselves early in key competitive districts. Thirty-seven of the newly drawn districts favored President Joe Biden in the 2020 election and at least a half-dozen more are potentially in play as swing seats, paving a clear pathway to the majority and DFL control of the Senate by the start of the 2023 legislative session.

“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Minnesota Senate DFLers are ready to win and ready to lead,” said Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen. “Our strong fundraising is proof that voters want to see progress on the issues they care about. Our top-rate candidates are carrying a message that reflects the priorities of the majority of Minnesotans. And the conversations we’re having with voters in every district from Hermantown to Zumbrota to Moorhead tell us voters are responding and ready for it.”