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Senator Carlson Named in DFL's Caucus Violation

Vote Republican, it's less taxing!
Vote Republican, it's less taxing!

Senator Jim Carlson was named along with several other senators, in the DFL Senate caucus's violating of campaign finance rules by spending over the limit in the last election. Now the DFL senate caucus will have to pay a $100,000 fine. I'm sure the DFL Senate caucus feels this is a small price to pay for taking the election away from their opponents. To be charitable, it may have been a bona fide mistake, CFB rules can be tricky to follow, just like understanding and following the tax laws. Then again it doesn't matter if it was or was not. The damage is done and the election of 2012 can never be viewed as fair now. 

Republicans, like Senator Ted Daily, Rep. Doug Wardlow and Rep. Diane Anderson stayed within the Campaign Finance rules and lost. The DFL's win at any cost attitude should not be allowed to continue, especially in the next election.

Here's the link to the Campaign Finance Board ruling: http://www.cfboard.state.mn.us/bdinfo/investigation/12_17_2013_DFL_Senate_Caucus_Findings.pdf

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Jerry Lewie January 03, 2014 at 10:40 PM
That's how it works: Democrats break laws, sneakily avoid punishment, then expect poor Jeff to apologize for the sins of Senator Carlson! Was it a misstatement or lie when candidate Carlson and his cronies promised to lower property taxes, only reversing themselves once being elected? Break any law; break any promise; blame everyone else. YOU CAN KEEP YOUR PLAN ... PERIOD!
Jeff Schuette January 07, 2014 at 04:44 PM
Barb, Jan 2nd at 4:57.
John Wells January 08, 2014 at 02:11 PM
So, Jeff; how about correcting the erroneous headline and opening?
Jerry Lewie January 08, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Yes, Jeff, "Senator Carlson Named in DFL's Caucus Violation" doesn't quite meet muster. A much more accurate headline would read: "Senator Carlson involved in Massive, Historic $300,000.00 Lawbreaking Scandal"
Jerry Lewie January 08, 2014 at 02:39 PM
How about: "Senator Carlson Refuses to Man-up and Take Any Responsibility for His Part in Massive, Historic $300,000.00 Lawbreaking Scandal"

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