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Gary Goldsmith discusses campaign finance reform during the May 14 annual meeting of the League of Women Voters’ Cottage Grove/Woodbury chapter. Goldsmith is executive director of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

League of Women Voters forum: Campaign disclosure advocates look long term

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Any successful attempt at broader campaign finance disclosure laws likely would require a groundswell of public support, advocates predicted, and it will take time.


Efforts to disclose financing information of nonprofit groups and independent organizations that influence elections is actively opposed by some of those groups, transparency advocates said.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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