The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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October 31, 2012

Campaign notebook: lies, damned lies and footnotes


Quist’s contributions over that 12-day period, $38,500, topped those of Walz, thanks to the continued generosity of the St. Peter Republican’s biggest financial backer — himself. Of the $38,500, Quist contributed $30,000.

In total, Quist has contributed $235,000 to his campaign, loaned the campaign  $260,000 and raised $81,492 from individual supporters. Political action committees and parties have added $5,300.

As of Oct. 17, Walz had raised $1.07 million from individuals and $739,113 from PACs, according to Geographically, 85 percent of Walz’s donations came from Minnesotans with Minneapolis ZIP codes being the biggest source, followed by Rochester, Mankato, Wayzata and St. Paul.


*DFL flier, “Allen Quist’s Extreme Agenda,” mailed Oct. 2012; Quist TV ad, “Chameleon,” aired Oct. 2012.

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