Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Pat Shortridge

Dec 27, 2011

MN Republicans to elect new party chair Saturday, three openly seeking post

Longtime GOP operative Pat Shortridge, Second Congressional District Republican chairman Terry McCall and activist Todd McIntyre have all announced campaigns. Candidates will participate in a forum on Thursday at the Wentworth Library in West St. Paul.

Dec 23, 2011

Senate majority leader to play crucial role on gaming proposals

When Republican state senators gather on Tuesday to elect a new majority leader, their top-of-mind priority will be to choose someone who can bail out a sinking boat and set it sailing in the right direction again. But the stakes will also be very high for a set of Capitol interest groups facing an historic chance to make years’ and countless dollars’ worth of lobbying efforts pay off.

Dec 20, 2011

GOP chair shuffle: Shortridge in, Osskopp out

The field for state Republican Party chair remains in flux. On Tuesday veteran GOP strategist Pat Shortridge announced that he is seeking the post.

Dec 19, 2011

Sawalich’s exit shakes up GOP chair contest

Brandon Sawalich's abrupt exit from the GOP chair contest -- following his brief arrest for expired license tabs and questions about a sexual harassment lawsuit settlement -- has left the field wide open.

Dec 16, 2011

Osskopp to make it official, will run for MN GOP chair

He's expected to make the announcement official this morning via news release, he said on Twitter late Thursday.

Dec 14, 2011

Seifert backs Sawalich for MN GOP chair

Seifert's endorsement came the same day Sawalich saw two other Republicans rumored to be mulling runs of their own line up behind his candidacy.

Dec 9, 2011

With the state GOP mired in debt, candidates for the party’s vacant top post have been slow to emerge

Who wants to run the Republican Party of Minnesota? That’s the question that has been generating a steady stream of rumors and trial balloons since state party Chairman Tony Sutton suddenly resigned earlier this month.

Dec 7, 2011

Sutton resignation puts focus on state GOP debt, discord

In late November, a group of roughly two dozen Republican activists gathered at a residence in Edina to discuss the future of the state Republican Party. The meeting included a broad cross-section of the GOP’s notoriously fractious base.

Dec 7, 2011

GOP party chair field: Many strong potential challengers rule out run

In the five days since Tony Sutton resigned as chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota, many names have been floated as potential replacements. But only one potential challenger -- GOP activist Sue Jeffers -- has stated that they're seriously considering seeking the post. Many others have ruled out a run for the cash-strapped party's top post.

Top News

See All Top News

Legal calendar

Click here to see upcoming Minnesota events

Expert Testimony

See All Expert Testimony