Minnesota Majority isn't dead... yet
McGrath remains employed for at least another week.
Voter ID may be a dead issue, but the state's leading pro-voter ID group lives on -- barely.
Last Tuesday, Minnesota Majority announced it needed to raise $20,000 before the week was through to stay alive. That didn't seem likely at the time, but somehow, they got it done.
In a statement released today, Dan McGrath, president of the group, said: "I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our grassroots members. Over the last several days, we have been receiving a steady stream of mostly small contributions, ranging from $5 to $25 each. I'm pleased to announce that we currently have sufficient funding to meet our immediate obligations."
But read close and you'll see hints that while Minnesota Majority may have the funds to stay in operation for now, there's no guarantee that'll remain the case for long.
John Rouleau, the group's executive director and the man who was almost trampled by a bull at the Dakota County Fair last week, told Politics in Minnesota, "For the time being we will continue to operate" (emphasis ours), and a Facebook post from this morning says, "Fundraising remains a challenge this year, but we fight on."
Makes us wonder whether the group's survival might really be the work of liberals who contributed in order to make sure the DFL preserves its majorities in the legislature next year...
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