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Jun 14, 2012

Paper Trail: Campaign finance board expected to rule on GOP recount expenses in July

In January, Common Cause Minnesota filed a complaint with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board accusing the state Republican Party of repeatedly failing to properly report expenses and contributions.

May 25, 2012

CFPD weighing two Common Cause complaints

This summer Minnesota’s campaign finance agency will make its way through a couple of pending challenges brought by a watchdog group that’s taking a number of Republican-centered causes to task.

May 16, 2012

Gaming politics drive tight RNC race

The race for Republican National Committeewoman at the state Republican Party convention this weekend is not exactly the most-watched political contest of the year.

May 9, 2012

State GOP financial report finds no illegal activity

A financial report released by the Republican Party of Minnesota on Monday found that there was no theft or illegal activity by former party officers but did point to a pattern of fiscal mismanagement that has left the party about $2 million in debt.

May 7, 2012

State GOP report finds no illegal activity related to party debt

A financial report released by the Republican Party of Minnesota on Monday afternoon found that there was no theft or illegal activity by former party officers or former state Chairman Tony Sutton, but did point to a pattern of fiscal mismanagement and “questionable decision-making” that has left the party more than $1 million in debt.

Apr 23, 2012

State GOP served with eviction papers for its St. Paul office space

Massachusetts-based Hub Properties Trust filed paperwork in Ramsey County on Wednesday to evict the debt-ridden Republican Party for failing to pay more than $96,000 in rent over the last year.

Jan 18, 2012

GOP in ’11: Historic triumphs, historic troubles

Minnesota Republicans started the 2011 session having conquered titans. In the Legislature, GOP lawmakers had made a historic 54-seat gain in the House and Senate that fall, a swing that handed them majorities in both chambers for the first time in 38 years.

Jan 5, 2012

MN GOP faces state, federal complaints over finances

Minnesota's chapter of Common Cause and Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington have brought complaints over the GOP finances

Jan 4, 2012

State GOP: New day, old troubles

On Saturday, Pat Shortridge was elected as the state party chairman in a statewide gathering of GOP activists in St. Cloud. Afterward the veteran GOP strategist suggested that the party had turned an important corner.

Dec 30, 2011

Sturrock resigns top GOP finance post in wake of debt revelations

David Sturrock has resigned from his post as Secretary-Treasurer of the Republican Party of Minnesota. His departure follows the revelation that the state party is likely facing $2 million in debt ahead of a crucial 2012 election campaign.

Dec 28, 2011

Limmer will not run for MN GOP chair

Sen. Warren Limmer is not running for chair of the state Republican Party. On Tuesday the Judiciary Committee chair told reporters that he was weighing a bid for the party's top post, but has now decided to focus on his duties in the Senate.

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.

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