Minnesota GOP Leaders Approve Commissions for Party Chair
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republican Party leaders have agreed to let the party chairwoman take a 10 percent commission on large donations.
The party's Executive Committee voted Thursday night to give Jennifer Carnahan the commission retroactive to the final quarter of 2017, in addition to her salary of $67,000. The 10 percent commission on large donations to the party would total about $24,000.
Carnahan, who was elected to the post in April 2017, has said she earns less than some of the party's staffers who report to her, and that she has a lower salary than others who held the post. The Star Tribune reports that Carnahan's predecessor, Keith Downey, also received a commission, but it was lower than 10 percent.
The Executive Committee voted 11-3 in favor of the commission.