The cash-strapped Republican Party of Minnesota has been served eviction papers at its St. Paul headquarters. State Republican Party Chairman Pat Shortridge notified GOP activists late last week that the party had not paid rent since last August. He said negotiations with the building owner did not prevent the landlord from taking the matter to court. “We’re not going to be evicted,” Shortridge said. He added that they are “continuing to negotiate on the back payments as well as on a lease that better fits both our space needs and our budget.” The possible eviction is the latest blow for a state Republican Party that has been swamped with debt and financial problems for more than a year. Along with being more than $1 million in debt, state Republicans are being investigated by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board for inaccurate campaign reporting.
Monday, April 23, 2012
I know just what these guys need. An imaginary FEMA camp stimulus project in their neck of the woods. It would be a good for fund raising tool to separate the unwashed masses from their money.
But to make it work, these guys would need to go all in with the crazy. Fortunately, Bachmann lives up there. Powerline Blog is also honcho'd from Minnesota. This may be the level of fire power needed to gin up a non-troversy and scare the bejesus out of the wingers - just enough to pay off the state GOP's debt.
It could work.