As we noted yesterday, House of Representatives candidates that can raise $1,500 in $50 increments can qualify for a sizable bump in financing from the state.
Each Senate district covers double the area, so it has to raise double the money – $3,000 – for double the bump.
Here are the MN Senate candidates in CD4.
SD 38 – Roger Chamberlain – I haven’t actually heard if incumbent Chamberlain has hit the hit the threshold yet – I wouldn’t doubt that he has. But if you’re a Tea Partier, a Ron Paul supporter or a fiscal hawk of any stripe, Chamberlain is one of the brighter spots in what was a dismal year in the Senate. It’d be a nice sign if he were not merely to win his race, but to crush his opponent. He hasn’t updated his page for the new race yet – I’m sure that’s coming – but I suspect his “donate” link works just fine.
SD 39 – Ray Vandeveer Another incumbent, Vandeveer is a hawk that voted against the stadium and has been a solid conservative throughout.
SD 41 – Gina Bauman – Bauman, a New Brighton businesswoman and city councilwoman, is in her second campaign for the Senate. She’s the kind of person we need more of in the Senate. And SD41 is winnable – but getting the bump from the state would be a huge help. She’ll be up against Barb Goodwin. Need I say more?.
SD 42 – April King is running in the new 42; the good news is it’s an open seat; the less-good news is that it’s one of those twisty-turny gerrymandered districts that pairs some good right-leaning districts up north with a few bat spittle crazy ones in Vadnais Heights. But this is winnable; that extra bump from the state would help a lot. (UPDATE: I had an outdated link up there before; if you haven’t been there, go! If you went to the old one, go back!)
SD 53 – Ted Lillie – Ted’s another fiscal hawk. I suspect he’s doing fine – but again, the worse he crushes his DFL opponent, the better. Any help will be appreciated.
SD 65 – Rick Karschnia‘s got a tough race – but I’l be donating, since it’s my district.