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.READ MORE: Tips On Protecting Packages From Porch Thieves This Holiday Season
Shortridge was elected on the first ballot, with 66.5 percent of the vote. McCall received 30 percent and McIntyre 3 percent.READ MORE: COVID Took His Wife And Left Him Hospitalized, Now He's Urging Others To Get Vaccinated
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.MORE NEWS: Ilhan Omar Says She Hung Up On Lauren Boebert After She Refused To Publicly Apologize For 'Islamophobic Comments & Fabricated Lies'
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