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Minnesota GOP shows signs of resurgence

Sitting in his St. Paul office overlooking the Minnesota state Capitol, Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Keith Downey says there was a point in his life when, in his “wildest dreams,” he never would have imagined sitting at the helm of a state political party.

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Sawalich, Osskopp top field of possible GOP chair candidates

On Dec. 31 Republican activists from across the state will gather in St. Cloud to elect a new party chair. The meeting will cap a tumultuous end to 2011 for the state GOP. Earlier this month Tony Sutton suddenly resigned from the party’s top post. Revelations soon followed that the party is likely more than $1 million in debt.

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Fenton is early front-runner in race to replace Brodkorb

Kelly Fenton is a veteran of Minnesota legislative campaigns. She ran popular freshman Sen. Ted Lillie’s successful campaign in Woodbury last fall and is president of the Minnesota Excellence in Public Service Series (MEPSS), a women’s leadership and political training program that has served as a breeding ground for successful legislative candidates.

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Howe: State GOP was not involved in setting of legislative budget targets [correction]

After our story "Capitol party crasher" was published online late yesterday afternoon, Sen. John Howe contacted us to say we had misinterpreted a comment of his that appeared at the end of the piece. As published, the remark was framed to suggest that the state GOP had played a leading role in setting the initial Republican budget target of $34.2 billion. That is "factually inaccurate," Howe said: In referring to the "party," he meant legislative caucus leadership, not the Republican Party of Minnesota.

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