Common Cause has filed complaints alleging Minnesota for Marriage and its backer, the Minnesota Family Council, failed to comply with campaign finance laws. The group says Minnesota for Marriage only named seven individual donors, which means that most the money the group has pulled in can't be traced to any individual donor. Minnesota for Marriage says it has complied with the rules and the accusations are baseless.
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Brian O'Hara selected as new Minneapolis police chief
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President Obama opposes Minnesota's same-sex marriage amendment
Obama's Minnesota campaign team on Monday said the president opposes a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. "While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples," a spokeswoman said.
Those who choose not to vote on marriage amendment still affect outcome
The special interests behind both sides of the gay marriage debate are raising millions of dollars as they ramp up for what's shaping up to be a close fight. But while a recent survey shows a nearly 50-50 split in support for the amendment, a peculiarity in Minnesota's voting laws means it could take much more than that to pass it.
Group supporting marriage amendment reports raising $830,000
The total reported by Minnesota For Marriage - combined with last week's report from a group fighting the amendment - means the fight over whether Minnesota should ban same-sex marriage has already generated more than $2 million in contributions.
Group fights marriage amendment with first TV ad
Freedom to Marry, a national group fighting to defeat the ballot measure to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman, will air its first television advertisement in Minnesota on Thursday. MPR reports the 30-second ad will run on television and cable networks in the Twin Cities and Duluth. It features a Duluth couple who have been married for nearly 60 years. Yvonne and Fred Peterson say gay couples should also be allowed to marry.
Opponents outraising backers of marriage amendment
New campaign finance reports support the notion that the battle over the marriage amendment on Minnesota's fall ballot could be the most expensive campaign in state history.
Marriage amendment foes raise $3.1 million
A group opposing a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between and man and a woman has raised $3.1 million since it last reported its finances in January. Minnesotans United for All Families, a group formed solely to defeat the proposed change to the state's constitution, has collected more than $4.6 million since the campaign started last year.
Group against marriage amendment airs first TV ad
The group Minnesotans United for All Families, the leading opponent of a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage, has released its first TV ad in the Twin Cities and Duluth. It features a Catholic, Republican couple from Savage who opposes the measure.
Marriage amendment opponents have raised $8.2 million
Minnesotans United for All Families announced on Tuesday night that the group had raised $8.2 million in its efforts to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and woman, MPR reports. The group has raised $2.5 million since it filed its last campaign finance report in July, and a total of $5.96 million in 2012. The leading group in support of the amendment had not yet filed its fundraising figures.
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