The Associated Press is reporting that the former manager of Republican Tom Emmer’s gubernatorial campaign, David Fitzsimmons, was arrested for drunk driving shortly after stepping down from that job back in May.
Fitzsimmons was arrested for DWI in Hennepin County on May 16, but he was not convicted. The revelation about Fitzsimmons followed today’s earlier news that state Rep. Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan, was arrested for DWI Saturday in Wright County. Buesgens was Emmer’s campaign chairman until about a week ago.
Emmer had his own DWI issues in 1981 and 1991.