Fenton is open to possible run for party chair

Republican Party of Minnesota Acting Chairwoman Kelly Fenton says she has not decided whether to run for party chair, but she’s keeping the door open.

GOP delegates elected Fenton as deputy chair earlier this month, and she’s been serving as acting chairwoman to fill the void left by the resignation of Tony Sutton. Delegates will chose a replacement Dec. 31, in St. Cloud.

Fenton said she’s being asked to run every day. Earlier this week, an anonymous group of supporters launched a “Draft Kelly Fenton” campaign. Fenton told MPR News that the group’s effort could possibly influence her decision.

“I’m really honored that they see me as being a good leader,” Fenton said. “If it’s the people’s will and they really want me to step up, I would seriously consider it.”

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