Campaign for AG candidate Jim Schultz accused of breaking finance rules

The campaign to elect Republican Jim Schultz as Minnesota’s next Attorney General has been accused of violating campaign finance rules by allegedly collaborating with a Super PAC to run attack ads against Schultz’s DFL opponent Keith Ellison.

George Soule, Vice Chair of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, concluded that there were prima facie violations of state rules after the DFL submitted a complaint concerning more than $800,000 of ad spending by the Super PAC Minnesota for Freedom.

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