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Published July 27, 2010, 11:10 AM

Dayton Pours $2.7 Million into Governor's Race

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton has poured $2.7 million of his own money this year into a bid for Minnesota's Democratic nomination for governor.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton has poured $2.7 million of his own money this year into a bid for Minnesota's Democratic nomination for governor.

The department store heir's personal contribution to his campaign was detailed in a report made public Tuesday. He spent about $2.6 over the same time frame.

Dayton isn't the only millionaire in the Democratic field. Former state Rep. Matt Entenza has devoted $4 million of a family fortune to his campaign in 2010 alone.

House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, the third Democratic contender, raised almost $1 million from donors from January through mid-July.

All of the Democrats far outpaced expected Republican nominee Tom Emmer and the Independence Party's endorsed candidate, Tom Horner.

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