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Tony Sutton (credit: Republican Party of Minnesota)

Minnesota GOP To Pay $26K Fine Over Fed Reporting Issue

The Republican Party of Minnesota has agreed to pay a $26,000 fine to settle federal campaign finance reporting violations. The Federal Election Commission accepted the agreement earlier this month. According to the FEC, former Minnesota GOP chairman Tony Sutton would keep some invoices in his office.


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Ex-GOP MN Chairman Files For Personal Bankruptcy

Former Minnesota Republican Party chairman Tony Sutton has filed for personal bankruptcy.. Sutton stepped down as party chairman in 2011 amid steep criticism of party finances.


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St. Paul City Attorney Won’t Charge Ex-GOP Head

St. Paul’s top prosecutor won’t pursue criminal charges against former Minnesota Republican Party chairman Tony Sutton for fundraising irregularities.


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Minn. GOP Group Seeks Time To Satisfy Board Order

A company Minnesota Republicans used to shield 2010 recount costs has received an extension to formally register a campaign account and report its finances.


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Gov’t Watchdog Group Files Complaint Against GOP, Sutton

A government watchdog group wants criminal charges filed against the former chairman of the state Republican Party for activities related to the governor’s race recount in 2010.


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GOP Elects Pat Shortridge As New Party Chair

Minnesota Republicans have elected political consultant Pat Shortridge as their new state party chair.


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Minn. Republicans Meet To Elect New Leadership

Minnesota Republicans meet Saturday to elect a new chairman during a difficult time for the party.


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Esme’s Blog: MN Republicans Had A Very, Very Bad Week

The coming year that is 2012 should be a banner one for Republicans. But in Minnesota the party faithful have to be reeling, wondering how their leaders could have let them down at so many levels.


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Contender For Minn. GOP Boss Arrested Over Car Tax

A Minnesota business executive vying to be the state Republican Party chairman said Friday he is reevaluating his bid for the post after an arrest on a charge of evading motor vehicle registration taxes.


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Esme’s Blog: MN GOP: Broke And Leaderless

The sudden announcement by GOP Chair Tony Sutton that he is resigning sheds light on the embarrassing financial picture of the party.


Tony Sutton (credit: Republican Party of Minnesota)

Minnesota GOP Chairman Sutton Resigns

Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Tony Sutton has abruptly resigned.


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Minn. GOP To Pay $170K Over Fed Reporting Issues

The Minnesota GOP has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine to settle a series of federal campaign finance reporting violations.


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Pawlenty Pulls Plug On Presidential Bid; So What’s Next?

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is out of the presidential race. After months of trying, and a disappointing showing in Iowa, Pawlenty pulled the plug Sunday morning.


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Local Political Officials React To Pawlenty Dropping Out

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced he will drop out of the 2012 presidential race.


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Budget Stalemate Blame Game Travels State

Gov. Mark Dayton toured the state by plane on Thursday asking Minnesotans to support his budget plan. At the same time, Republicans back in St. Paul unleashed a withering attack on the governor, questioning his stability under pressure.


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Dayton, GOP Come Out Swinging In Standoff

Gov. Mark Dayton is taking his push for a top-tier tax hike around the state Thursday as a budget standoff with Republicans continues.


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Head Of Minn. GOP Gets 2nd Term Leading Party

Minnesota Republicans re-elected state GOP chairman Tony Sutton to a second term Saturday.


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Sutton To Seek New Term As Minn. GOP Chairman

Minnesota Republican Party chairman Tony Sutton says he’ll try for a second term this spring.


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Minn. GOP Targets Its Own For Backing IP’s Horner

The Minnesota GOP is punishing two former governors and a former U.S. senator for backing the Independence Party candidate in the governor’s race, according to Minnesota Public Radio.


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Minnesota GOP Chair Hints At Post-Recount Lawsuit

The head of Minnesota’s Republican Party is making his boldest statements yet about a potential court case that could follow a statewide recount in the governor’s race.


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Republicans Ask: More Votes Than Registered Voters?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to make sure each precinct around the state properly determined the number of votes against the number of people who registered to vote in early November.


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New GOP Legislative Leaders Tour Minnesota

Republicans who will lead the Minnesota Legislature next year have embarked on a statewide tour after naming the heads of a revamped committee structure.


Reality Check: GOP Chair Questions Governor’s Race

On Monday, Republicans sent out a fundraising letter questioning whether the election was fair and unbiased. It’s repeating claims made by the party chairman that something doesn’t smell right.


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Esme Blog: Quislings, Hell and Tom Horner

By saying, “There is a special place in hell for those quislings,” did GOP Chair Tony Sutton damage GOP candidate Tom Emmer’s chances to win the governor’s seat? I think he may have.