NOM Wins Victories Before Minnesota Campaign Finance Board


NOM wins two big cases in Minnesota today:

In a ruling issued Wednesday, the Campaign Finance board dismissed the complaints brought by nonprofit Common Cause Minnesota, which alleged that the Minnesota Family Council (MFC) and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) teamed up on an ad buy last fall to push for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and both failed to properly report their activities.

... A second complaint targeted NOM, alleging that the ad buys were [intended] to “influence legislation,” and thus the organization should have registered as a lobbyist in the state. But the board ruled that unless the group is fighting a particular candidate, its ad buys do not constitute lobbying. -- Politics in Minnesota