State Fines Democratic Party for Campaign Finance Violations

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota Democratic Party was fined 100-thousand dollars yesterday for violating campaign finance rules in the 2012 state elections. An investigation found that eleven current democratic state senators and two other candidates helped to create election materials that were sent to voters last year, but the materials were then improperly billed as an independent campaign expenditure by the democratic party. State Senator Minority Leader David Hann said he wanted to know whether the senate democrats would have won the senate majority if they hadn't, as he put it, cheated.