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Minnesota GOP, DFL face significant debt ahead of November election

The latest campaign fundraising reports show that the Minnesota Republican Party had a debt of $964,367 - - which does not include $700,000 stemming from the 2010 gubernatorial recount, according to MPR. Meanwhile, the DFL Party reports a debt of $267,654 but says it has more than $400 thousand on hand.
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The latest campaign fundraising reports show that the Minnesota Republican Party had a debt of $964,367 - - which does not include $700,000 stemming from the 2010 gubernatorial recount, according to MPR. Meanwhile, the DFL Party reports a debt of $267,654 but says it has more than $400 thousand on hand.

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