On Saturday, October 22nd, an interesting ad was placed in the Northfield Weekender by activist Doug Jones of Nerstrand, MN.
The ad was a copy of the MN Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board’s ruling from December 2013 on the DFL/ $100,000 Fine/Senator Kevin Dahle connection.
Doug submitted these comments to the Rice County Republicans to explain the ad:
“In October 2012 charges were filed about (the) direct mail advertisements, supporting 13 DFL Senate candidates, paid for by the DFL . The pieces showed Kevin Dahle and now senator from Waseca-Owatonna-Faribault Vickie Jensen posing in the pictures. Despite this graphic self-indicting evidence, the MN Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board did not rule until late 2013 that the “independent expenditures” were not independent and $312, 641.19 was spent in excess of the legal campaign spending limits for the thirteen candidates. For Dahle, the amount was $19,444.37. The actual spending was more than that but technically only the over the limit spending was prosecuted.”Senator Dahle’s $19k of illegally coordinated spending was over the limit by 16% ; he won by 71 out of 84,000 votes”.
“Letter to Voters”