WTIP speaks with Minnesota gubernatorial candidates as election nears
Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has $3.2 million in cash on hand heading into the final weeks of the campaign, while Republican challenger Scott Jensen has $916,000 left in the bank, the Associated Press reports.
The Jensen campaign said it raised $1.8 million in the two-month reporting before Tuesday’s filing deadline to bring its total for the campaign cycle to $4.2 million. The campaign said in a statement Wednesday that it was a new record for a Minnesota GOP gubernatorial candidate, beating the $3.3 million that then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty raised for his 2006 campaign.
The Walz campaign said it raised $1.73 million in the same period, which ended Sept. 20, for a grand total for the election cycle of $4.4 million.
Jensen is a Republican running to be the next governor of Minnesota. He spoke with WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs Sept. 26 about key issues that will likely determine who is the next the governor of Minnesota.
Friedrichs also spoke with Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Sept. 26, addressing many of the same issues.
Topics covered in the conversations include abortion, education, the COVID-19 pandemic, crime, treaty rights and sovereignty.