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Pat “The Fixer” Shortridge, Dick Armey Buddy, Is The New Tony Sutton

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 31, 2011

I had to edit my second edition of the RPM Field Guide yet again to note the selection of Pat Shortridge, Enron lobbyist, Dick Armey buddy at FreedomWorks, and political fixer for the campaigns of Marco Rubio and Dino Rossi, as the new RPM Chair.

Don’t blink, there may be more changes coming soon.

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David Sturrock Out As MNGOP Treasurer, Lobs Blame Bombs At Sutton On Way Out

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 31, 2011

Cripes, I go to bed having just run the second edition of my MNGOP Field Guide, and then I wake up to this:

Tonight, Secretary Treasurer David Sturrock tendered his resignation, effective January 19. In his barbed letter to other Republicans, Sturrock seems to indicate that his decision was triggered by today’s announcement that the party is about $2 million in debt, largely in part due to the gubernatorial recount process.

“I was neither consulted nor informed about the attorney’s regarding 2010 recount costs,” he writes.

Sturrock had been questioned about the mounting debt in the past and was adamant that the GOP is not responsible for the costs associated with the unsuccessful bid to reverse Governor Mark Dayton’s victory with a recount. However, recent events have shown that not only is the party perhaps on the hook for $717,000 dollars, former GOP chair Tony Sutton may have hidden that fact from other party officials.

Go read the whole thing. It has the feel of a man who was pushed out, and is fighting back against being made the scapegoat for the actions of people like Tony Sutton and Ben Golnik.

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