Associated Press, Published November 20 2010
Minnesota union warns of fundraising scam for recount expensesST. PAUL – The Minnesota AFL-CIO is warning of fraudulent calls in the labor federation’s name to raise money for Democrat Mark Dayton’s recount expenses.
The AFL-CIO said Friday that a caller from an unlisted California number solicited a union retiree for money to help Dayton’s recount effort in the undecided governor’s race. The caller asked for a credit card number.
Spokesman Chris Shields said the union has alerted the state attorney general’s office about the possible scam.
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