ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The executive director of Minnesota's Republican Party is reacting cautiously to the chairwoman's request to get a personal cut from large donations to the party.

Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan is seeking a 10 percent commission on big donations, though she doesn't specify what size donations would qualify. Carnahan says her annual salary of $67,000 isn't enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does.

Executive director Matthew Pagano didn't comment directly on the request but tells The Associated Press that salary adjustments are "normal" for state party chairs. He says the Minnesota GOP is in a strong financial position for the upcoming election cycle.

Party leaders are due to consider Carnahan's request Thursday.


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