Minnesotans United for All Families announced on Tuesday night that the group had raised $8.2 million in its efforts to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and woman, MPR reports.
The group has raised $2.5 million since it filed its last campaign finance report in July, and a total of $5.96 million in 2012.
In campaign reports filed Wednesday, Minnesotans United reported about $751,000 in cash on hand, the Associated Press reports. The leading group in support of the amendment, Minnesota for Marriage, has almost $484,000 in cash, the AP says.
State Catholic bishops this week are asking 400,000 Minnesota Catholics to help that group pay for ads.