Campaign Finance Board Dismisses Baseless Common Cause
Minnesota Complaint Against Minnesota For Marriage
Complaint “not supported by factual allegations.”
Minneapolis – Today, the Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board (CFB) dismissed a Common Cause Minnesota (CCM) complaint against Minnesota for Marriage stating there is no probable cause to find that Minnesota for Marriage failed to report contributions, intentionally omitted required information or engaged in any circumvention.
‘We are pleased the Campaign Finance Board agreed with us that in the absence of any evidence of a violation they had to dismiss the complaint,” said John Helmberger, Chairman of Minnesota for Marriage.
“It is clear by this ruling that the CFB found the complaint lacked factual allegations and that Minnesota for Marriage provided credible evidence that these violations did not occur. The complaint was not accompanied by a single document or substantiating evidence of any kind in support of its allegations. Instead, CCM offered only weak conjecture,” he said.
“In order to make a finding of probable cause, the CFB needed some evidence supporting the alleged violations. Clearly, CCM didn’t present a scintilla of credible evidence of any legal violation beyond its mere speculation and musings,” he said.
“CCM is a committed political and philosophical opponent of Minnesota for Marriage and filed the complaint solely for the purpose of harassment,” concluded Helmberger.
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