GOP Rep. Mark Buesgens has resigned as a consultant to the Minnesota Republican Party. Minnesota GOP spokesman Mark Drake confirmed that Buesgens resigned his position today. Buesgens has been charged with three misdemeanors after being arrested Saturday in Wright County for suspected DWI. He was arrested for drunk driving on Saturday night.
Buesgens has served as the campaign manager for Republican Tom Emmer’s campaign for governor. Emmer’s campaign says Buesgens left the campaign on September 12th and went to work for the MNGOP as a consultant.
AP reports that Buesgens is not resigning his seat in the Legislature and he still his re-election bid still has the backing of the Republican Party.
The DWI arrest and his decision to leave the party aren’t the only problems for Buesgens.
The Star Tribune was the first to report that Buesgens is facing foreclosure proceedings on his home.
Update: AP reports that the Sheriffs sale of his home has been called off.