Legislators decry elimination of Minnesota’s campaign finance reforms: Repeal would mean there would be NO limits on spending for future elections

ST. PAUL, MN – Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights) and Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville) will be holding a news conference tomorrow to help bring attention to the Republican efforts to repeal Minnesota’s long-standing campaign finance laws, including candidate spending limits and other reforms that were enacted in response to the Watergate scandal. Currently, almost all candidates abide by the spending limits.

The two senators will be joined by organizations like the Minnesota League of Women Voters who are concerned about how this action could have disastrous results for fair and clean elections in the future.

WHO: Sen. Carolyn Laine, Sen. John Marty and two Minnesota League of Women Voters representatives.

WHAT: Alerting the public to proposed elimination of Minnesota’s respected campaign finance reforms.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Minnesota Capitol, Room B971.