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Minnesota GOP party may face $2 million debt

Posted at 9:14 AM on December 30, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Politics

Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Tony Sutton resigned his post earlier this month as criticism mounted about the debts he'd racked up in the party's name. We'll know this morning the scope of the problem.

Republican leaders at 10 a.m. are expected to discuss the results of an internal financial review and how the state GOP moves forward.

While initial reports at the time of Sutton's resignation put the debt at more than $500,000 Politics in Minnesota this morning is reporting the Republicans will acknowledge the debt is roughly $2 million.

The debt will be one more piece of unhappy news for Minnesota Republicans still struggling with the resignation of Sen. Amy Koch from her Senate leadership position after acknowledging she had an improper relationship with a Senate staffer.

MPR News reporter Tom Scheck is covering the press conference at 10. We'll post the news here.


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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.