Former Minnesota Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton, who abruptly resigned his position earlier this month, issued a statement on his Facebook page defending the party's finances during his time in charge.
Sutton's statement came a few hours after members of the party's executive committee said the Minnesota GOP is nearly $2 million in debt.
Here's Sutton's statement:
"The Party's debt situation is a reflection of a hard fought election combined with a difficult small dollar fundraising environment. The legislative majorities won in 2010 were worth it and the people of this state are better off for those GOP majorities. I am confident that the Party will overcome its debt and have a successful 2012 election cycle."
Note: Sutton did not return a call today to discuss the party's finances.
Update: Sutton sent me an e-mail that included his statement. He also said he won't provide additional comment.
Sounds like the GOP needs to create some jobs, starting with an accountant or two. What an incredibly irresponsible way to handle DONATED funds; makes you wonder what a real audit would find.
what an ahole
The Republican party should just declare bankruptcy and then go away.