Minnesota Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton said today that he isn’t sure if he’s going to make another run for the job next year. Sutton, who took over the job in June of 2009, said the job is one he’s always wanted but he said it takes a toll on his professional and personal life.
“I serve as a volunteer. I basically thought it would be more like part-time, volunteer position and it’s more like a double full-time job,” Sutton said.
Sutton said he’ll make a decision in January.
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