ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans have elected political consultant Pat Shortridge as their new state party chair.

Shortridge defeated businessman Todd McIntyre and Terry McCall, the party’s 2nd District chairman, at a meeting of the party’s State Central Committee in St. Cloud.

Shortridge was elected on the first ballot, with 66.5 percent of the vote. McCall received 30 percent and McIntyre 3 percent.

Shortridge will serve the remainder of former GOP Chair Tony Sutton’s term, which expires in April 2013. Sutton resigned Dec. 2 amid internal criticism of party finances.

In a statement, Shortridge says he looks forward to working with Deputy Chair Kelly Fenton, the staff and party activists to “reorganize and re-energize” the Minnesota GOP for the upcoming 2012 elections.

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Comments (6)
  1. mrsTPaw says:

    hey pat…show me the money. amy…show me the men. republicans…show me the family values. good luck with your agenda “do as i say, not as we do”.

    1. Manup says:

      Hey Mrs Clinton, show me the little girls your husband abused.

  2. maxey says:

    Given the party’s debt, I just hope they learn to live within their means. Just like families do. If the money isn’t in the checkbook, they should not be spending it. Let’s make that a pledge.

  3. Mark says:

    If they want contributions, they must go conservative. No more RINOs.

    They could start by voicing strong opposition to any public money being used for a stadium.

  4. NFL THUGS says:

    The sooner the queens leave town and Nation the better. The NFL players have think they can do away with anything because of their money and NFL association. National Felons League is what this league boils down to. These billionaire an millionaire National Felons League owners an players can build their own stadium and prisons to hold their felons somewhere off the planet. Their not even human anymore. No Tax Money to NFL-CARE, No Expanded Government size and spending through expanded Gambling.


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