Dayton Drew Big Inaugural Checks After Election
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - After winning a second term, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's inaugural attracted sizable checks from long-standing allies and from corners where his Republican rival was the favored candidate.
A recently filed report with the Internal Revenue Service shows Dayton's inaugural committee's donations totaled $195,000. The list includes corporate, labor union and American Indian tribe contributions.
An analysis shows nine donors gave at least $10,000 toward staging the Democrat's inaugural festivities in early January. Water filtration company Pentair gave the most at $25,000, followed by Delta Air Lines at $20,000.
Dayton campaign manager Katharine Tinucci says the governor didn't personally solicit any of the money, nor has he reviewed the donor list. She says leftover funds will be donated to charity.