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DFL Party files complaint against GOP senator

Jan 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota DFL Party has filed a campaign finance complaint against state Sen. Dave Thompson for failing to disclose money he received from the state Republican Party.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports DFL Chair Ken Martin filed the complaint Monday.

MPR reported last week the Republican Party paid Thompson $70,000 over the last two years. Martin says Thompson, a Republican from Lakeville, should have disclosed the income, which is required by law.

The Republican Party of Minnesota started paying Thompson before he announced he was running for the Senate. He was elected in 2010.

In a statement, Thompson says the fees paid to him were fully disclosed by the GOP as required by law.

He adds that independent contractor income is not to be disclosed by candidates.

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