The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has fined the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus $100,000 – one of the largest fines in history – for violating campaign finance regulations during the 2012 elections.
The Minnesota DFL released the following regarding the fine:
“We are pleased to put this matter behind us so our members can continue their focus on building a stronger Minnesota. We respectfully disagree with the Board’s conclusions regarding the Senate Caucus. However, we are pleased that they recognized, as is clearly stated in the Board’s findings, that our Party and our candidates did nothing wrong. Ultimately, it is best to set this distraction aside and allow our members to focus on governing.”
I’ll have more on this story later today, so please check back to politics.mn.