State GOP To Pay Counties’ Copy Bills

A Minnesota Republican spokesman said the party is paying counties for copying and related costs incurred during the Mark Dayton-Tom Emmer governor recount.

Some counties complained that the Emmer campaign had not paid its bills, while Dayton did. Republican officials coordinated the Emmer recount effort.

Overall, the state pays for the recount, but when the campaigns sought copies of documents they were billed.