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Sutton admits signing agreement for gov recount legal fees, failing to tell other party officials

On Wednesday one of the GOP attorneys on the recount, Tony Trimble, told PIM that then-RPM Chairman Sutton signed an agreement legally obliging the party to cover the full cost of the recount legal fees, reportedly around $450,000. And late Wednesday afternoon, Sutton confirmed the existence of an agreement that he says he does not recall disclosing to other party officials. But Sutton went on to claim that he believes the party is only responsible for the debt in the event that the recount fund in question, incorporated as Count Them All Properly Inc., ceases to exist.

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Republicans launch PR offensive as both sides lawyer up

The morning after the election, Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Tony Sutton and Deputy Chair Michael Brodkorb gathered the bleary-eyed Capitol press - who had been sitting up into the early morning hours waiting for a verdict on the Minnesota gubernatorial election - and began sounding off on the prospect of an automatic recount.

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Pawlenty’s Freedom First team

In October, Gov. Tim Pawlenty established the Freedom First PAC to solicit donations and funnel contributions to Republican candidates across the country. Here's a look at the key players advising Pawlenty as he contemplates a 2012 GOP presidential bid.

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