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Capitol Chatter: Cash-strapped Republicans downplay funding issue

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ST. PAUL -- Republicans are stereotyped as being rich, but Minnesota Republicans can testify that was not the case in the 2012 campaign.

The Minnesota GOP state party began the campaign millions in debt and never was able to adequately fund election-year work. At one point earlier this year, Kurt Bills said his U.S. Senate campaign would provide backroom work for the party, but he raised little money and finished far behind U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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