Thursday, September 21, 2017


The legislature has reinstated the PCR program, so take advantage of it while you can!

What is the PCR program?

The Political Contribution Refund (PCR) program, allows individuals to donate up to $50 per person, or $100 for married couples, to a candidate or party of their choice and apply for a refund of their contribution from the state.  The program is available to all individuals eligible to vote in Minnesota and they may file one refund application per year.  Contributions to all parties and/or candidates that agree to abide by spending limits are eligible.

Quite simply, it's essentially like making a short term loan to the political party/candidate of your choice and the state will pay you back.

Donations to which candidates are eligible?

Donations to the following are eligible for refund:

  • Candidates for state offices who agree to abide by state spending limits, such as Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Senator and State Representative.
  • Political parties themselves, such as the Republican Party of Minnesota and Senate District 57 Republicans

Donations to the following are NOT eligible for refund:

  • Candidates for US Congress, US Senate, US President, local city council, county commissioner, school board, any other Federal or local candidates, and any state candidates that do not abide by spending limits.

Sounds great! How do I participate?

To receive a refund, a contributor must:

  1. Get a receipt from the political party or candidate to whome the contribution was made.
  2. Fill out Form PCR (for the year in which the contribution is made - 2013), which can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
  3. Attach the receipt to the application (Form PCR) for the appropriate year (2013).
  4. Mail the application form and receipt to the Minnesota Department of Revenue at:

    Minnesota Political Contribution Refund
    Minnesota Department of Revenue
    St. Paul, MN 55146-1800

So if you'd like to donate to SD57, you can donate here and we'll send you a receipt.  You fill out the form and attach the receipt and mail it to the address above.  In a few weeks, the state will send you a check for your contribution amount up to $50 per individual.


Prepared and paid for by the SD57 Republicans. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.