The Wall Street Journal says corporations and political parties are skirting the rules and making exemptions in order to hold the lavish parties that occurred at past conventions. Congress tried to stop the lavish parties in 2007.
In the spirit of Kanye West (who’s performing at a party in Denver) it looks like the parties and corportations found a way to improvise.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org