ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The Republican chairman of one of Minnesota's congressional districts is criticizing his state party chairwoman's proposal to take a 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. She says her annual salary of $67,000 isn't enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does.

But Ted Lovdahl says that's the salary Carnahan agreed to when she took the job last spring and she needs to keep it. Lovdahl chairs the party's 8th Congressional District.

Lovdahl says her roundabout push for a raise could turn off large donors. He says it ``will come back to haunt'' the party if a 14-member party board approves the arrangement.