DFL says it smashed its off-year fundraising record in 2019

State Democrats are bullish ahead of the 2020 elections.
Author:
Publish date:
DFL chairman Ken Martin.

DFL chairman Ken Martin.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced on Thursday it smashed its fundraising record in 2019.

Last year the DFL raised more than $8.1 million, entering 2020 with more than $650,000 cash on hand.

The total is double the DFL's previous fundraising record in a non-election year, when it raised $4.1 million in 2017.

The total will be a boost for the party ahead of a hugely significant political year, with the DFL seeking to flip the Senate at the state level, as well as fight for congressional seats and to keep Minnesota blue in the 2020 presidential elections.

"Our record-breaking fundraising is proof that DFLers are fired up and ready to win races up and down the ballot in November," said DFL Chairman Ken Martin.

"The unprecedented grassroots support our party received from DFLers in every single county in Minnesota has ensured the DFL has the resources to take on the Trump campaign, take back the State Senate, and defend the incredible gains we made in 2018."

In its federal filing, the DFL said it entered 2020 with a little less cash on hand, at $550,000, with around $56,000 in existing debts.

The Minnesota Republican Party has not yet filed its end-of-year report, per MPR News' Brian Bakst.

The DFL says its grassroots credentials have been boosted by the fact that some 93 percent of its donations were of $100 or less. 

More than 90 percent of donations came from Minnesota, with others coming from all other states except for West Virginia.

Next Up

Zach Parise

Ghosts of Wild's past force split with Sharks

Brent Burns and Ryan Donato thwarted a comeback attempt by the Wild.

Avante Dickerson

Top-ranked recruit Avante Dickerson decommits from Gopher football

The four-star cornerback was the highest-rated recruit in Minnesota's 2021 class.

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

D'Angelo Russell / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

oct. 20 snow crash

Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.

1024px-Crock_pot

For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Related

DFL says it 'can't keep up' with Trump campaign efforts in MN

The DFL has launched a fundraising and staffing blitz in an attempt to bridge the gap.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi announced as guest speaker for Minnesota DFL dinner

The House Speaker will speak to Democrats on May 24.

Minnesota DFL rides Obama wave to huge night

It couldn't have been much better for the Democrats in Minnesota on Tuesday. DFLers relished a string of monumental victories: President Obama won re-election and carried Minnesota, both state constitutional amendments appear to have failed, Rick Nolan defeated incumbent GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack, and the party likely regained control of both chambers of the state Legislature. DFL leaders were disappointed by one loss: Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., appears to have narrowly won re-election over Jim Graves.

DFL volunteer resigns over tweet about Rep. Tom Emmer's son

It's the second time this week a DFLer has been in hot water over comments made about the military.

Democrats takes control of the Minnesota House

It mirrored what happened at the national level.

This year's State Fair smashed the all-time attendance record

It was another record-breaking year for the State Fair.

Senators Tom Bakk and Susan Kent.

After 7 years, Tom Bakk out as Senate DFL leader

His successor is Sen. Susan Kent of Woodbury.