Are you an unemployed Republican? Are you thinking of running for office? Well, the Minnesota Republican party has a solution for you. It appears that they’ll pay you to run for office.
DFL Party Chair Ken Martin filed a campaign finance complaint against Sen. Dave Thompson for receiving a paycheck from his party while running for office. Thompson did not report the income.
MPR News reported last week that the Republican Party paid Thompson $70,000 over the last two years. Martin said Thompson should have disclosed the income, which is required by law.
He also said he finds it questionable that the Republican Party paid Thompson while he was running for office.
“I don’t think political parties should be putting candidates for office on their payroll,” Martin said. “I don’t know what the illegalities of that are but clearly I think there are some ethical questions that need to be answered there.”
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