"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Thursday, August 6, 2009

DFL's money woes: IRS problems and possible election fines

The DFL again is running up against its toughest political foe: money.

The party was, for awhile at least, behind in FICA payments to its own employees. There are rumblings that it also could be facing fines from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). There even are rumblings that the heating and air conditioning system is in such a bad state of repair at the party's St. Paul headquarters that employees were wearing coats at their offices late last winter.

Who owes what
Included with the memo was a chart showing the payment status of the party's elected officials. That chart showed that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who pays annual dues of $25,000 to the UDF, is $40,000 behind in payment. Newly-elected Sen. Al Franken owes $25,000. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who is supposed to pay $15,000 in annual dues, is behind by $35,000. Rep. Tim Walz owes $15,000. State auditor Rebecca Otto and attorney general Lori Swanson each owe $5,000 and the state House caucus owes $7,500.

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Bill Jungbauer said...

Thank you Margaret. Please feel free to leave a comment any time you wish.