|MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (CFB) recently dismissed a complaint filed against Minnesota for Marriage (MFM) in February. The complaint, made by Common Cause Minnesota, alleged that “MFM filed a false report with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board by not itemizing and disclosing the names of all individuals who contributed more than $100 to MFM’s campaign in support of the Marriage Amendment,” according to the report from the Finance Board.
CCM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that aims to help improve the way government operates, according to its website.
In a statement, John Helmberger, chairman of MFM, said, “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.”
He added: “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.”
In its report, the CFB concluded, “The complaint of CCM that MFM and others engaged in circumvention is not supported by sufficient factual allegations to require a Board investigation.”