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Campaign finance complaint against Sen. Thompson dismissed

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has dismissed a complaint alleging reporting violations by Sen. Dave Thompson. Earlier this month the Minnesota DFL Party filed a complaint against the GOP legislator arguing that $70,000 in payments from the state Republican Party should have been disclosed in a public filing.

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The Paper Trail: detailing the state GOP’s debt

At Saturday's gathering of the Republican Party's state central committee, Pat Anderson circulated two documents to delegates illuminating the party's current debt. The former state auditor and Republican National Committee member wanted party activists to have a clearer picture of the state GOP's financial obligations under chair Tony Sutton, who resigned on Friday.

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State GOP budget contains no salary for deputy chair, executive director posts

The proposed 2012 budget for the state Republican party contains no funding for the deputy chair or executive director positions, according to an email sent out on Tuesday by eight members of the party's executive committee. The email was sent out to the party's roughly 350 state central delegates, who will gather on December 3 to elect a new deputy chair and approve the budget.

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