DFLers claim public money used for Republican campaign material

DFLers accuse 15 Republican senators of an inappropriate use of taxpayer money. But the senators say the fliers they printed were only updating constituents on what lawmakers were doing. The Democrats will ask the Ramsey County attorney to file a complaint.
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DFLers accuse 15 Republican senators of an inappropriate use of taxpayer money. But the senators say the fliers they printed were only updating constituents on what lawmakers were doing. The Democrats will ask the Ramsey County attorney to file a complaint.

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