Counter-Protest in Twin Cities

By WEEK Reporter

Counter-Protest in Twin Cities

October 12, 2010 Updated Oct 13, 2010 at 4:13 PM CDT

Members of a local moveon.org chapter are calling republicans out on campaign contribution dollars.

The democratic based group says large corporations are donating campaign dollars through "social welfare" front group to Republican campaigns.

Move On say the backdoor funding doesn't require corporations to disclose the source of the donations, some of which come from overseas.

But local Tea Party members say the Democrats are guilty of the exact same thing.

"That's on both sides. You know its just let's see what we can pin on people. The Democrats are not talking about their record and that's the point,"
Diane Benjamin, Tea Party Member.

"We think the American people deserve an accounting to make sure that we don't have foreign interest that are controlling our elections.," Linder Unterman, Move On Media Coordinator.

Move On members say locally, both Risinger and Kirk have received some of this money for their campaigns.

Police were on hand to make sure that Tea Party and Move On protestors did not clash.

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