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Minn. GOP Agrees To Pay FEC $170,000 Fine

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 19 (UPI) — The Minnesota Republican Party announced it agreed to pay a $170,000 fine for several federal campaign finance violations committed from 2006 to 2008.

During that period, the state GOP did not properly report debts on its campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission and also inappropriately transferred money between two accounts, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday.

“We learned a very hard lesson,” said state Republican Chairman Tony Sutton, the party’s treasurer during 2006 and 2007. “I could say something here about excessive government regulation but we’re taking our lumps and moving forward.”

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