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Gary Goldsmith

Jul 6, 2016

MN campaign finance board’s director bows out

Gary Goldsmith told the board at its meeting Tuesday that he wants to leave the post.

May 20, 2014

The Capitol Note: Republicans criticize DFL priorities in state flyaround

The Minnesota government agency that keeps watch over campaign finance regulations will likely see a changing of the guard, perhaps even this summer. Gary Goldsmith, who has served as executive director of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board for eight and a half years, told the board at its meeting Tuesday that he ...

Mar 14, 2014

Nguyen & Senjem: The strip club is NOT the interesting part …

A story in the Rochester Post-Bulletin concerning former GOP Secretary of State candidate Dennis Nguyen contained one little-noted detail regarding Nguyen's relationship with Rochester Republican state Sen. Dave Senjem.

Jan 8, 2014

The Capitol Note: Campaign finance board closes case against Senate DFL caucus

The offenses at hand involve more than a dozen DFLers running for the upper chamber in 2012.

Jan 7, 2014

The Capitol Note: Nobles to investigate MNsure contracts

Dayton said he supports Nobles' instincts to examine the contracts, and called an audit "highly appropriate."

Dec 17, 2013

The Capitol Note: MNsure a continued source of controversy

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour issued a statement calling on MNsure executive director April Todd-Malmlov to resign.

Dec 16, 2013

The Capitol Note: Online voter registration gets day in court

Attorney Erick Kaardal said the misuse of taxpayer funds amounted to an ongoing "injury" to his clients.

Jun 7, 2013

Legislature failed to close campaign disclosure loophole

In the days leading up to a contentious Republican primary contest last year between Connie Doepke and Dave Osmek for a Senate seat in the western suburbs, Americans for Prosperity Minnesota circulated a mailing. Doepke went on to lose the election by just 107 votes.

Dec 12, 2012

Board recommends campaign law changes

During the 1992 election cycle, individuals could contribute a total of $2,000 to state House and Senate campaigns. But during the next legislative session, those campaign contribution limits were dramatically reduced. The new caps on individual contributions to state legislative campaigns: $100 in non-election years and $500 in election years.

Sep 26, 2012

Rep. Steve Smith now owes $1,400 in campaign finance fines

State Rep. Steve Smith still hasn't filed his pre-primary campaign finance report. The 11-term incumbent, who was trounced in a GOP primary contest last month, now owes $1,400 in fines stemming from the failure to turn in his paperwork to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

Jul 27, 2012

Brandon Anderson’s novel idea raises money, legal questions

Republican Senate candidate Brandon Anderson needed $800, and quick, in order to qualify for the public subsidy for legislative candidates. So he proposed that he and fellow GOP candidates swap donations to each other to help them all qualify -- a move that has attracted the attention of the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

Jun 27, 2012

Politicos await ruling on GOP recount fund

Political watchers waiting for a firm ruling on the months-long debate over whether the Republican Party of Minnesota is responsible for 2010 gubernatorial recount debt might still be seeking answers after a key campaign finance board meeting next week.

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