The Republican Party of Minnesota and Republican Tom Emmer’s campaign for governor will not disclose the money it raised to help with the recount. Minnesota Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton said today that the group created a separate corporate account, Count Them All Properly Inc., for their recount efforts. He said they won’t disclose the amount of money raised or by whom — and state and federal laws don’t require them to release it.
That’s counter to Sutton’s past comments where he said they would run their recount funds through The Minnesota Republican Party. Those funds would have been disclosed if Sutton and others accepted the funds through the Republican Party’s main account.
When asked about the discrepancy between his past statement and the decision to not disclose the funds, Sutton said “We changed our minds.”