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  Ellison misses deadline for filing state campaign finance report
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Last EditedEric  Feb 16, 2007 11:04am
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MediaNewspaper - Star Tribune, The (Minneapolis - St. Paul)
News DateFriday, February 16, 2007 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has missed another reporting deadline with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board for his state House of Representatives fundraising committee.
The board sent certified letters Tuesday to all who had missed deadlines. The politicians have 10 days to file the 2006 year-end reports or face fines of $5 a day. Ellison was among those who received letters because he failed to file a timely report for his state House committee, said Jeff Sigurdson, the board's assistant director.

Ellison served two terms in the House before successfully running for Congress this year. His congressional campaign report was filed on time with the Federal Election Commission.

Ellison spokesman Rick Jauert said the state paperwork was filed Wednesday.

But Sigurdson said he was unaware of that filing. Reports are scanned and appear on the board's website the day they are received, he said.

The filing deadline for the year-end reports was Jan. 31. Postmarks with that date are considered on-time filings.

Eventually, those who fail to file can face civil penalties of up to $1,000, Sigurdson said. He noted that year-end reports carry lighter penalties than pre-election reports because they aren't filed in the heat of campaigns.
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