Both Sides Now: The Donors Who Gave Big to Tim Walz... and to Jeff Johnson

In the Community

In the course of the governor’s race last year, at least 51 people and political groups made donations to both Republican candidate Jeff Johnson and his opponent, now-DFL Gov. Tim Walz.

To the average political observer, that might be something of a head-scratcher: aren’t most people who are into politics enough to donate to campaigns pretty firmly in either the Republican or the Democratic camp? And if you write a check to one politician aren’t you cancelling it out by writing a check to his or her opponent?

Not necessarily. Some of the people who are most into politics, in fact, donate to both sides. Sometimes even in the same race.

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