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Minn. GOP Still Owes Counties For 2010 Recount

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WINONA, Minn. (AP) — At least three Minnesota counties say they’re still waiting for the state Republican party to reimburse them for recount-related costs from about six months ago. Party officials are asking for patience.

Fillmore, Houston and Winona counties have sent multiple inquiries to GOP headquarters in St. Paul. They’re seeking a combined $3,000 for staff time and copy costs related to election documents from last year’s governor’s race.

Sue Rivers is Winona County’s auditor and treasurer. She tells the Winona Daily News the county did the work and expects to be paid.

State Republican party chair Tony Sutton says everyone will get paid. He says the state party has been hampered by about $500,000 in debt related to the election, and party officials are slowly settling debts with about two dozen counties.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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