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Minn. campaign regulators electing new chairman

September 10, 2013
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The board that polices Minnesota campaign fundraising and spending is picking a new leader.

The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board planned Tuesday to elect a new chairman from five sitting members. Andrew Luger, who had held the job, resigned his post late last month as he takes on a new assignment as Minnesota's lead federal prosecutor.

Luger was nominated to be the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota after the current chief prosecutor won Senate confirmation to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Luger's resignation leaves a vacancy on the six-member board, which has designated slots for members by political party affiliation. Gov. Mark Dayton will appoint someone to fill that slot.



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