Repeal Of Campaign Giving Law Renders Lawsuit Moot Over Type Of Donor LimitsA lawyer for a group challenging Minnesota restrictions on certain campaign donations has advised a federal judge that the case can be dismissed following changes to the state law made by the Legislature.
GOP Takes On Government, Campaign Finance Rules In BudgetHouse Republicans are staking out their boldest budget stance yet. The House was set to take up a bill funding state government Friday with a final vote expected hours later.
Minnesota GOP To Pay $26K Fine Over Fed Reporting IssueThe Republican Party of Minnesota has agreed to pay a $26,000 fine to settle federal campaign finance reporting violations. The Federal Election Commission accepted the agreement earlier this month. According to the FEC, former Minnesota GOP chairman Tony Sutton would keep some invoices in his office.
DFL Senator Clears One Conflict Hurdle In New JobMinnesota's campaign finance watchdog says a Democratic senator's new job heading a lobbying group doesn't necessarily conflict with his role as a lawmaker. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said in a draft advisory opinion released Tuesday that Sen. David Tomassoni may face a conflict of interest on specific votes or actions.
Minn. Campaigns, Parties Stock Up For 2014 ClashNewly filed fundraising reports show money is already flowing fast into the tanks of Minnesota candidates, parties and outside groups to pay for manpower, mailings and TV commercials this campaign season. Among governor hopefuls, incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton had the biggest haul and more socked away than his seven Republican challengers combined. Democratic party units were in a generally stronger position than their GOP counterparts.
Independence Question Vexes Minn. Campaign BoardMinnesota campaign finance regulators wrestled Tuesday with how to maintain adequate separation between candidates and political groups independently spending money on key races.
New Fees Could Fall On Minn. Lobbyists, CandidatesA Minnesota campaign finance oversight board is weighing whether to impose new fees on lobbyists, candidates and political parties to address budget strains within the regulatory agency.
Opinion: Harry Reid Dares to Talk About Angry Old White MenHarry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.