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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 04:48 PM
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Strib: County election officials: We were stiffed by GOP

The state Republican Party says checks are on the way for recount costs. The Dayton campaign paid promptly.

A handful of county officials are peeved at GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer's campaign for failing to pay their costs of collecting and copying voluminous voting data during the recount.

"I'm annoyed about this," said Blue Earth County election director Patty O'Connor, who said she is owed $800 for the recount work. "I couldn't imagine I would get stiffed."

The Republican Party, which ran Emmer's recount fight, says it plans to pay all its bills. "Some have been paid, some haven't, but everyone's going to be paid," said party spokesman Mark Drake.

Although the state GOP has recently had financial troubles, including being heavily outspent by the DFL in the governor's race, Drake said that "is not related at all," later adding in an e-mail, "We are cutting checks."

Counties reporting non-payment by the Emmer campaign include Cass, Nicollet, Kandiyohi, Renville, LeSueur, Nobles, Stevens, Jackson and Redwood. Amounts owed range from $700 to more that $2,800, according to the Association of Minnesota Counties. There are no instances of the Dayton campaign not having paid.

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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 04:56 PM
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1. SOP for Regressives ...... running up bills and not paying
kinda like running up deficits and then blaming others or not having any money
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