BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans re-elected state GOP chairman Tony Sutton to a second term Saturday.

Sutton took over in 2009 and led the party as it lost the governor’s race last year, but gained majorities in both legislative chambers for the first time in 38 years.

“It is a great time to be a conservative, but there is still work to be done. I look forward to working alongside Minnesota conservatives in the coming months to maintain our victories in the state legislature, win more Congressional seats, oust Amy Klobuchar and help elect a Republican president,” Sutton said in a statement.

Klobuchar, a Democrat, is up for re-election to the Senate next year.

Republicans also re-elected the party’s deputy chairman, Michael Brodkorb, and secretary-treasurer David Sturrock.

“The Republican legislators that we worked so hard to elect last year are now working hard on behalf of Minnesotans to stop the tax and spend trend in its tracks,” Brodkorb said. “We are already planning for 2012 and I look forward to working with our exceptional candidates.”

GOP activists also picked two new Republican National Committee members — Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and former state auditor Pat Anderson.

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Comments (14)
  1. helper says:

    Tony ‘Cheeseburger’ Sutton… What a fat slob….

    1. WOW says:

      That’s nice. You must be a grade schooler.

  2. Jason says:

    Tea party tax rally today. St. Paul 12-3 pm. Funny no mention of it. This is a news site?

  3. richard says:

    This guy is a real light weight….oooops, somehow that just looks wrong! Let me fix it….a real intellectional light weight. There, that’s better.

  4. j fee says:

    The best you libs can come up with is comments about his weight? How about this? Average teachers salary in Mn is $53069, includes pension benefits and health care. You attack us with your “what about the children” crud, when it’s really about YOUR salary and benefits.
    Secondly, why is it that educational achievements for our students remain the same or are slipping, and schools are cutting programs like band and hockey, when we conyinually give more money every year for education? Answer: to fund the 250,000 jobs associated with education. Nothing to do with the kids.

    1. dphilips says:

      Hety genius, thats the average salary, average means some higher,some lower.
      Heres an idea- Lets cut your salary!

      1. j fee says:

        Right, some higher but the average exists. Per the census the average houhold income in MN is about $57,000. That means two adults make less (after health care) than 1 teacher. Your administrators are making well over $100k per year!
        As per cutting my salary, that has already happened. ZERO raise for 3 years, higher health care costs every year, company cut the match on our 401ks along with reduction in weekly hours for 55% of the staff. My taxes on my house just went up, again., as well. It’s the same old song and dance from the libs. raise taxes and fees year in and year outto support more and more spending. Why do you think the GOP gained controll of both houses? People are fed up with tax and spend. Typical Lib!

        1. Fred says:

          Teachers have a contract negotiated with the school board. Deal with it. Most come due this year.. Using your figures they are below average for pay for people with a degree.
          Fees went up under Pawlenty. That was his way to raise money. Property taxes went up because he cut state funding to local communities and schools. Blame the local government, as that is what the Republican governor chose to do.

      2. j fee says:

        Also thanks for not defending the “it’s all about the children”.
        Check out the salaries we pay.
        just put the letter z in and search. This is how much we pay. How many pages of Z NAMES does it take tofind someone making lessthan 50k per year!!!!!!
        Now that’s an education!

  5. Ron says:

    When his boy lost the election to DAYTON, he said something smells fishy. It was his arm pits!

  6. jhb says:

    We need a replacement for Obama in June!!!

    1. Joe's No Plummer says:

      OBAMA 2012 !!!

  7. Joe B says:

    I have often heard that Gadafi must go!! I agree with a lot of the people that
    say – Obama must go! We will leave Gadafi to the Libyan people, but we here
    in Minnesota have to join the gang that says: “Obama must go!” We can no
    longer afford him!

  8. pss says:

    the best the rebublicans can do as a leader is Tony give me more bologna Sutton the rebublicans are BIGGER morons than anyone thinks !!!!!!!!!!!!! Obama 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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