It’s hard for candidates to raise money, but all good Minnesotans love a good raffle.
Rep. Jim Newberger, Republican from Becker, said his bill would allow candidates to hold raffles of up to $3,000 to raise funds for campaigns. Democratic lawmakers took issue during Thursday’s committee hearing with portions of the bill that exempt the raffles from a gambling tax and the potential for abuse of campaign funds.
“I don’t know if you have been to any private organization raffles, but, generally, there is a lot of fun, a lot of excitement and a lot of energy,” Newberger said.
No word on whether meat raffles would also be allowed.