Republican Party of Minnesota
The 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.
The chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota is condemning comments about Muslims a county GOP chair made on his Facebook page. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims “parasites” and wrote “FRAG ‘EM!” when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade.
In a cramped office tucked behind an old 10-cent general store, the voice of 10-year-old Parker Hall cuts through the hum of non-stop conversation. Fueled by bottles of Dr Pepper and a big bag of candy, he asks if he can count on a vote for GOP candidates. Then another call. And another. He’s at it for hours.
The Republican Party of Minnesota says it’s making progress toward fixing its troubled finances, cutting its debt in 2013 from nearly $1.7 million to just under $1.2 million. The party says it finished the year with $90,000 in the bank, compared with just $2,000 at the end of 2012.
In Minneapolis Monday, President Obama made his case for new gun restrictions in the wake of a series of gun massacres, including the deadliest workplace shooting in Minneapolis history last year at Accent Signage.
At least three Minnesota counties are waiting for the Republican Party of Minnesota to reimburse them for document-copying costs stemming from the November election.