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Minnesota Union Warns Of Recount Fundraising Scam

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Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota AFL-CIO is warning of fraudulent calls in the labor federation’s name to raise money for Democrat Mark Dayton’s recount expenses.

The AFL-CIO said Friday that a caller from an unlisted California number solicited a union retiree for money to help Dayton’s recount effort in the undecided governor’s race. The caller asked for a credit card number.

Secretary-Treasurer Steve Hunter says the Minnesota AFL-CIO isn’t soliciting contributions from union retirees, and neither is the national AFL-CIO or Dayton’s recount team.

Spokesman Chris Shields said the union has alerted the state attorney general’s office about the possible scam.

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