Senators: Questions About Campaign Spending

Purchasing power

"My father's favorite quote was from the Bible," Democratic Senatorial Candidate Mark Dayton, 35, told voters at a Minnesota pig roast. "To whomsoever much has been given, of him shall much be required." There is no doubt that to Dayton much has been given. Married to a Rockefeller and heir to a department-store fortune, he is dispensing large chunks of his assets (estimated as high as $30 million) to unseat Republican David Durenberger, 48, in November.

"How much is he spending?" Durenberger keeps asking voters. The answer: some $4.5 million so far and perhaps a record $8 million by Election Day....

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