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Mark Dayton on meager charitable giving: "I'm disappointed in myself"

Mark Dayton on meager charitable giving: "I'm disappointed in myself"

On the eve of Give to the Max Day, Mark Dayton's 2012 tax returns made for unfortunate headlines -- he earned $343,234 last year, but donated only $1,000 to charity.

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Asked yesterday about his 2012 giving (or lack thereof), Dayton went the self-flagellation route.

"I pride myself on my charitable giving and I'm disappointed in myself," Dayton said during a news conference (via the Star Tribune). "I totaled it up and noticed I had fallen off, so I will remedy that."

Considering he donated nearly $27,000 to charity back in 2009 (while he was running for governor), we'd imagine local charities and nonprofits are salivating about the news that Dayton plans to step up his giving during this tax cycle.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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