Yesterday, we posted a screenshot of what the MN GOP reported to the Federal Elections Commission (“FEC”) on December 20th – and the number on line 10 (“Debts and Obligations Owed BY the Committee”") stood out: $542,005.12.


Because that number is pure BS.

Cue MPR’s Tom Scheck!

Republican official: MN GOP’s debt load ‘some ugly stuff’
by Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
December 30, 2011

St. Paul, Minn. — The Republican Party of Minnesota is heading into the 2012 elections with massive debt that could be as high as $2 million, party officials disclosed Friday.

A day before Republican delegates were to elect a new chairman, party officials conceded that the obligations include some debts the GOP had not disclosed. That could prompt additional fines from state and federal regulators. (more, here)

“…additional fines…” – Say, like the recent and near-record $170,000 fine the MN GOP was smacked with?


Now, let’s take a look at just one recently (December 20th, 2011) reported debt:

OK, it’s a little small. Here’s what that December 20th, 2011 debt reads:

Cardinals FEC Compliance Services — $42,915

But, what did the MN GOP tell the media, and and what did MPR report, about the MN GOP’s updated debts? Let’s look!

Cardinals FEC Compliance Services — $89,997

Ladies and Gentlemen, the MN GOP misreported to the FEC how much they owed the vendor they contracted with to ensure FEC reporting compliance!!!

And this is the party – the GOP – that’s always lecturing other people about fiscal responsibility?


Because, Republicans are always demanding fiscal responsibility – of OTHERS.

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

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