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October 13, 2009
ACORN one state at a time
The ACORN scandal will widen with more investigations underway. In a number of states, attorneys general Spitzerized banks, and ACORN ended up with windfalls. MinnPost.com looks at the situation in Minnesota, where the settlement with Capital One was used to fund ACORN.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is believed to have presidential aspirations, so cleaning up ACORN abuses would be a real plus in earning primary support from the base. In addition Michele Bachman, who has a growing national following, is calling for Gov. Pawlenty to appoint a special prosecutor. With two Minnesota-based national figures demanding answers, look for more news out of Minnesota.
Hat tip: Mark Fitzgibbons