About a month ago, I posted about questions that surfaced around donations from pro-amendment backers. There were several claims that false reports were filed and that actual donors’ names were not disclosed which violates the law. Minnesota for Marriage listed only seven donors, which accounted for a little over $2,000 of the $830,000 they raised last year.
Minnesota Family Council CEO and Chairman of Minnesota for Marriage, John Helmberger, responded:
Let me state emphatically: even though new campaign finance regulations exceed the requirements of the law and violate our Constitutional rights, I have followed them to a “T.”
Interesting how Helmberger is so concerned about his own constitutional rights… Here’s hoping investigators find out the truth; if people are going to donate to this mean-spirited amendment, the public deserves to know who they are.
Note: Here’s another take on this story from Think Progress.