Minnesota Report

We understand there will be an announcement from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board of a fine of $10,000 for the Republican House Caucus. We are not completely clear on the details, but suffice it to say in this era of campaign activity a mere $10,000 fine is nothing more than a slap on the wrist and if the Campaign Finance Board seeks to curb future actions, they need to set their fines based on a percentage of the money raised by the respective offender.

Granted, this will only mean the entity in question will just raise the requisite amount needed to pay-off the fine, but if they had to pay 25% of the money they raised that cycle it definitely will bring about a greater adherence to the rules of the game.