Rally calls for full disclosure of campaign financing

By KBJR News 1

April 30, 2014 Updated Apr 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - There's a big push at the Minnesota Capitol to get "big" money out of politics.

Supporters rallied in St. Paul for two bills requiring full disclosure of special interest money in elections.

One of the bills calls for a U-S constitutional amendment to overturn "citizens united" in an effort to reform campaign finance.

Supporters admit it's an uphill battle.

"We just have not had the votes to pass it. We've faced opposition, basically saying we should have the right to have undisclosed money coming in. A lot of (the opposition) comes from the same special interests that are spending money in elections," said Jeremy Schroeder, executive director of Common Cause Minnesota, a government watchdog group.

Opposition to the legislation includes the National Rifle Association and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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