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Letter to the editor: Campaign contributions are public

Over the past two weeks, there have been letters to the editor printed in the Echo Journal and the Brainerd Dispatch regarding concerns over contributions to my campaign.

I have not had direct discussions with either gentlemen about their concerns raised in their letters. Despite that, I do not find their concerns or questions insulting, and I believe in transparent campaign contributions and expenditures.

Campaign contributions are made available for the public to view, and I encourage people to look at the reports if they are interested. You may view them through the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board by visiting

State Sen. Carrie Ruud,

R-Breezy Point