At Wednesday’s celebratory press conference, Gov.-elect Mark Dayton insisted that he’d spent little time thinking about the inauguration. But apparently his campaign staff — namely finance director Katie Clark — is focused on planning the festivities.
Yesterday Clark filed papers with the Internal Revenue Service to create a new independent political organization, the Dayton Inaugural Committee. Campaign manager Dana Anderson is listed as the group’s chair. Ruth Orrick, a former state DFL party chair who is working on Dayton’s transition team, is the vice chair.
The group’s professed purpose: “Organizing events to celebrate and memorialize the inauguration of Mark Dayton to Governor of Minnesota.”