Grand Rapids, Minn. Despite U.S. Senate candidate Norm Coleman’s appearances throughout Minnesota while accompanied by a member of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Board of Directors, MDHA Executive Director Mark Johnson says the organization isn’t

“MDHA is a (501c) (3) non-profit organization and, as such, we
are prohibited from endorsement of political candidates or
parties,” Johnson said. “Any support given to Mr. Coleman by a
board member has been from that member personally and not on behalf
of MDHA. MDHA is not endorsing Mr. Coleman.”

Since the misunderstanding began with an Associated Press
article on July 31, MDHA headquarters in Grand Rapids has received
numerous calls and e-mails from all over the state asking for
clarification, the group said in a press statement. For more
information regarding the matter, call Johnson at (218)
244-0574.

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