The Walz-Flanagan campaign received support from all 87 Minnesota counties. These strong numbers demonstrate broad support from Minnesotans from all walks of life and put the campaign is in the strongest position to win in November
[ST. PAUL, MN] — Today, the Walz-Flanagan campaign announced that they have raised over $3.6 million in 2021 and have over $3.6 million cash-on-hand, shattering Minnesota’s fundraising record for any gubernatorial candidate during an off-year. Over 90 percent of contributions were grassroots donations, defined as contributions under $200, and 94 percent of donations were from Minnesota, with donations from all 87 counties across the state. Additionally, the largest group of donors by industry were educators.
This number and focus on grassroots support demonstrates Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan’s broad support and energy from all across the state and proves they have the resources necessary to build a large statewide campaign to reach voters and win re-election in November.
Nichole Johnson, Walz-Flanagan campaign manager, released the following statement;
“Breaking this fundraising record through the support of grassroots donors shows that Minnesotans are ready to re-elect Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan and continue building on the progress they have made over the last three years. We are grateful for the strong support from Minnesotans in every corner of the state who have helped us raise these record-breaking fundraising and cash-on-hand numbers, putting us in the strongest position to win in November.
Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan are running for re-election to ensure that every family has the opportunity to succeed and to keep moving Minnesota forward for everyone, and clearly, that message is resonating with Minnesotans.”
In 2018, Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan were elected by the greatest margin in nearly 20 years. During their first term, they have prioritized investing in children and families, infrastructure, education, and jobs, and have trusted the science to save lives and get Minnesota’s economy on the path to recovery.