House DFL continues to build momentum with record fundraising

Jul 31 2018

St. Paul, Minnesota — The House DFL Caucus announced its Pre-Primary Election Year Report today, with fundraising amounts that continue to significantly outpace 2016’s totals. For the pre-primary reporting period, the caucus raised $1.524 million, up from $1.184 million in 2016. This comes after House DFLers outraised House Republicans in the previous reporting period.

The House DFL Caucus also has 21 percent more cash on hand — $1.258 million compared to $1.041 million in 2016. Small dollar contributions are also up 72% for the 2018 cycle compared to 2016. Overall House DFL fundraising for the cycle is up 7.7%, or $171,000.

“Our strong fundraising numbers are just one metric that show the immense support House DFLers are seeing across the state,” said House DFL Leader Melissa Hortman. “Minnesotans are seeking change this election, and our candidates are working hard to earn their votes in November.”

There is strong evidence of Democratic momentum across the country. Democrats have flipped 44 state legislative seats from red to blue since President Trump’s inauguration, including a recent flip in a Senate District in Wisconsin that President Trump won by 17 points.