Associated Press: Minnesota GOP Leader Seeks Cut of Big Donations


The new chairwoman of Minnesota's Republican Party is seeking a 10 percent commission from large donations to the party, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.


"We're not aware of any other party chairs with this sort of payout situation," said Catie Kelley, director of policy and state programs for the Campaign Legal Center, a sentiment echoed by an official at the National Institute on Money in State Politics "It raises questions of whether the party chair is going to be directing the party in ways that  favors  those large donors" for a personal benefit, Kelley added.

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