Cal Ludeman, Secretary of the Minnesota Senate, confirmed to MPR News tonight that Senate Republican Caucus spokesman Michael Brodkorb is no longer working for the Minnesota Senate. Ludeman would not say whether Brodkorb resigned or was fired.
Brodkorb was the key contact for Republicans in the Minnesota Senate. He also worked on the message and talking points for Senate Republicans.
In October, Brodkorb stepped down as deputy chair of the Minnesota Republican Party. He resigned so he could serve in a volunteer capacity with GOP state Sen. Mike Parry's campaign for Congress.
Brodkorb did not return a phone call in time for this report.
Update: Ben Golnik, a senior adviser to Mike Parry's campaign for Congress, says Brodkorb has left his role with the campaign. Brodkorb resigned as Deputy Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota in the fall to take a voluntary role with Parry's campaign.
Anyone going to come out and say what this means?
If there's ever been someone who deserves to be at the center of a political scandal, it's Mr. Brodkorb, who's made a career (and lots of public money as a Senate employee) smearing people for political gain. The guy started a website called "MN Democrats Exposed". The word comeuppance has never been more appropriate.
Check Brodkorb's twitter account from 22 hours ago where he ways he will be running for state GOP Party chair. Looks like some party leaders decided to put a stop to the bleeding.
Sounds like the very married Brodkorb had an affair with Koch.
Brodkorb was retweeting Mike Osskopp's announcement, not announcing his own run ...
This is funny to watch now: