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Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Jul 13, 2010

Campaign finance: Top Minnesota political committees and funds from the last two cycles

It's a busy day over at the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board offices, as political party units and political committees and funds scramble to meet today's deadline for filing initial 2010 funding disclosure reports. In the meantime, here's a quick refresher course in the who's-who of major Minnesota political committees and funds (PCFs) from the last two state election cycles.

Jun 9, 2010

Watchdog agency won’t investigate GOP’s complaint against Horner (but it’s not dead)

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board will not investigate a complaint filed by the state Republican party alleging that a polling firm made an illegal contribution to Tom Horner's gubernatorial campaign. The state agencydetermined that the alleged violation fell outside the bounds of its jurisdiction.

Jun 8, 2010

The Paper Trail: GOP complaint concerning Horner, Morris

The Minnesota Republican Party is alleging that Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner unfairly benefited from a poll that was conducted by a longtime acquaintance.

Apr 12, 2010

Campaign finance bill heading to conference

The House and Senate will hammer out their differences on a bill that makes changes to the state's campaign laws.

Apr 7, 2010

Campaign finance omnibus bill: State Fair doughnuts, contribution limits and other mischief

The state House on Wednesday launched into the turbulent skies of campaign finance policy.

Apr 6, 2010

Campaign Finance Board ponders its next move after Supco decision

The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board agreed this morning to ask staff to prepare a memorandum to guide members in determining its next move after the U.S. Supreme Court's January decision to allow corporations to pay for political advertisements made independently of candidate campaigns.

Feb 23, 2010

Republicans file complaint over Rybak database purchase

The Minnesota Republican Party this morning asked the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to investigate whether DFL gubernatorial candidate and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak violated state law when his mayoral campaign purchased a statewide DFL database of Minnesota voters.

Feb 1, 2010

Big business and labor PACs reveal 2009 fundraising numbers

The big political spenders in Minnesota today are revealing their 2009 fundraising activities.

Feb 1, 2010

Today in PAC news: WIN Minnesota ramps up, Edinans for Erhardt shuts down

There are a couple of notable developments today in filings by Minnesota political action committees.

Jan 21, 2010

SCOTUS ruling on ‘Hillary: The Movie’ case could open up corporate spending in Minnesota elections

Minnesota will likely be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling handed down this morning that allows corporate spending in elections.

Jan 18, 2010

Strib cartoonist pens harsh Kelliher caricature

Star Tribune cartoonist Steve Sack painted Speaker of the House -- and DFL gubernatorial hopeful -- Margaret Anderson Kelliher in a not particularly flattering light in a cartoon published on the newspaper's Sunday opinion page.

Jan 13, 2010

Campaign Finance Board rules against Kelliher campaign

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has fined Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher's gubernatorial campaign committee $9,000 and the Minnesota DFL Party $15,000 for intentionally violating Minnesota campaign laws.

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