Fundraising a major factor in Dayton decisionby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton announced he is not running for re-election in 2006. Dayton cited fundraising as one reason for his decision. Dayton spent about $12 million of his own money in defeating Republican Rod Grams in 2000, but struggled to raise money for his re-election campaign. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with David Schultz, a professor at Hamline University who specializes in election law and campaign finance about the money it takes to run an winning senate campaign.